The performance of Rake receivers for ultrawidebandwidth communications is discussed, taking into account the effects of multiple access interference (MAI) and channel estimation errors. Two alternative signaling formats are considered: time-hopping pulse-position modulation (TH-PPM) and TH pulseamplitude modulation (TH-PAM). The channel exhibits multipath propagation and its impulse response is either assumed known or is estimated with least squares methods. Computer simulations show that, even with perfect channel knowledge (PCK), TH-PAM is superior to TH-PPM. The superiority increases with the number of users and becomes substantial in the presence of channel estimation errors. An intuitive explanation of this fact is provided.

Impact of MAI and Channel Estimation Errors on the Performance of Rake Receivers in UWB Communications

D'AMICO, ANTONIO ALBERTO;MENGALI, UMBERTO;
2005

Abstract

The performance of Rake receivers for ultrawidebandwidth communications is discussed, taking into account the effects of multiple access interference (MAI) and channel estimation errors. Two alternative signaling formats are considered: time-hopping pulse-position modulation (TH-PPM) and TH pulseamplitude modulation (TH-PAM). The channel exhibits multipath propagation and its impulse response is either assumed known or is estimated with least squares methods. Computer simulations show that, even with perfect channel knowledge (PCK), TH-PAM is superior to TH-PPM. The superiority increases with the number of users and becomes substantial in the presence of channel estimation errors. An intuitive explanation of this fact is provided.
D'Amico, ANTONIO ALBERTO; Mengali, Umberto; L., Taponecco
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