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Synchronization Scheme for Frame Differential IR-UWB Receivers
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2009/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment for Communications
frame-differential, ultra wideband (UWB), synchronization, timing acquisition,
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Synchronization poses a major challenge in ultra wideband (UWB) systems due to low signal duty cycles in UWB. This study develops an effective synchronization scheme for frame-differential IR-UWB receivers to improve the synchronization speed. The proposed parallel search mechanism reduces the search region of the symbol boundaries to only a single frame duration. Moreover, only one delay element is needed in each branch, since a shared looped delay-line (SLD) is also proposed to lower the implementation complexity of the parallel search mechanism. Simulations and performance analysis show that the proposed scheme achieves a lower mean square error and a higher probability of detection than other alternatives.