Performance Evaluation of an Improved Multiband Impulse Radio UWB Communication System Based on Sub-Band Selection

Lin QI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E99-A    No.7    pp.1446-1454
Publication Date: 2016/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E99.A.1446
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
multiband impulse radio UWB,  sub-band selection,  data mapping algorithm,  interference avoidance,  prolate spheroidal wave function,  

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Performance evaluation of an improved multiband impulse radio ultra-wideband (MIR UWB) system based on sub-band selection is proposed in this paper. In the improved scheme, a data mapping algorithm is introduced to a conventional MIR UWB system, and out of all the sub-bands, only partial ones are selected to transmit information data, which can improve the flexibility of sub-bands/spectrum allocation, avoid interference and provide a variety of data rates. Given diagrams of a transmitter and receiver, the exact bit error rate (BER) of the improved system is derived. A comparison of system performance between the improved MIR UWB system and the conventional MIR UWB system is presented in different channels. Simulation results show that the improved system can achieve the same data rate and better BER performance than the conventional MIR UWB system under additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN), multipath fading and interference coexistence channels. In addition, different data transmission rates and BER performances can be easily achieved by an appropriate choice of system parameters.