Prerake Combining-Based Transmit Diversity UWB Systems with Pulse Amplitude and Position Modulation

Sangchoon KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.10   pp.2903-2907
Publication Date: 2011/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.2903
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
ultra-wide band (UWB),  prerake,  pulse amplitude and position modulation (PAPM),  multiple input single output (MISO),  

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In this letter, a prerake combining scheme for signal detection in ultra-wideband (UWB) multiple input single output (MISO) systems with a hybrid pulse amplitude and position modulation (PAPM) is analytically examined. For a UWB MISO system, the analytical BER performance of a prerake combining scheme with PAPM is presented in a log-normal multipath fading channel. The analytical BERs are observed to match well the simulated results for the set of parameters chosen. The prerake diversity combining UWB systems, which can significantly reduce the complexity of the receiver side compared to the rake diversity systems, improve the error performance as the number of transmit antennas increases.