2004 Volume 1 Issue 16 Pages 483-489
Peak and average power emissions of the newly emerging ultra wideband (UWB) radio are supposed to be limited by regulatory constraints. Impact of emission constraints on direct sequence (DS-) UWB communications that use arbitrary chip-duty is discussed in this letter. Depending on the communication pulse shape, a minimum chip-duty below which average emission cannot be increased with bandwidth, or in other words, permissible average emission limit cannot be reached due to the peak constraint is pointed. Effect of the emission constraints on the system capacity is also investigated and compared with the same with no constraint. It is shown that a peak constraint slows down the capacity increment with bandwidth.