Low-Complexity Soft-ML Detection Algorithm for Modified-DCM in WiMedia UWB Systems

Kilhwan KIM
Jangyong PARK
Jihun KOO
Yongsuk KIM
Jaeseok KIM

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B    No.3    pp.910-913
Publication Date: 2013/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.910
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
modified dual-carrier modulation (MDCM),  soft-detection,  soft-output maximum-likelihood detection (soft-MLD),  WiMedia UWB,  

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This letter proposes a low-complexity soft-detection algorithm for modified dual-carrier modulation (MDCM) in WiMedia ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. In order to reduce the complexity of soft-output maximum-likelihood detection (soft-MLD), which gives the optimal performance for MDCM symbols, the proposed algorithm utilizes the following three methods: real/imaginary separation, multiplierless distance calculation, and candidate set reduction. Through these methods, the proposed algorithm reduces the complexity of soft-MLD by 97%, while preventing the deterioration of its optimality. The performance of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated by simulations of 640–1024 Mbps transmission modes of the latest Release 1.5 standard of the WiMedia UWB.