Design and Implementation of Energy-Collection-Based Low Complexity IR-UWB Receiver

Soon-Woo LEE  Young-Jin PARK  Kwan-Ho KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E91-A   No.2   pp.704-708
Publication Date: 2008/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e91-a.2.704
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
IR-UWB,  on-the-fly integrator,  1-bit digital sampler,  pulse decision window,  short range data communication,  

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In this paper, an energy-collection-based non-coherent IR-UWB receiver allowing low complexity and low power consumption is proposed for short range data communication. The proposed receiver consists of an on-the-fly integrator, a 1-bit digital sampler, a pre-processor and a digital symbol synchronizer. The on-the-fly integrator for energy collection and the 1-bit digital sampler reduce complexity of IR-UWB system. Furthermore, with a simple digital filter in the pre-processing unit, SNR and robustness of the receiver against time-varying channel are enhanced. Also the receiver complexity is diminished by a simple scheme of symbol synchronization based on rough time information about incoming pulses, not requiring exact timing information. The performance of the proposed receiver is simulated based on IEEE 802.15.4a channel model and the algorithms are implemented and verified on a FPGA.