Packet Detection and Symbol Timing Synchronization Algorithm for Multi-Band OFDM UWB

Sang-Hun YOON
Jong-Wha CHONG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B    No.4    pp.1433-1435
Publication Date: 2006/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.4.1433
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment for Communications
UWB,  packet detection,  MB-OFDM,  

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In this letter, we propose a novel packet detection and symbol timing synchronization algorithm for MB-OFDM UWB system over multi-path channel. To find more reliable and exact symbol timing, we utilize the merits of the auto- and cross-correlation at the same time. The auto-correlator can gather the energy of the received signal which is distorted by multipath fading. And, the cross-correlator can estimate symbol timing to sample level precision. We define the detection and symbol timing metric as the moving sum of autocorrelation of the pre-computed cross-correlated signals over zero pad duration. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm can detect the presence of a signal with less than -4 dB SNR and find DFT window with at most 0.1 dB SNR reduction upon the receipt of two symbols.