IEICE Electronics Express
Online ISSN : 1349-2543
ISSN-L : 1349-2543
A two-stage acquisition scheme based on multiple correlator outputs for UWB signals
Dahae ChongYoungpo LeeIickho SongSeokho Yoon
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2011 Volume 8 Issue 7 Pages 436-442


In ultra-wideband (UWB) channels, the signal energy in the acquisition receiver spreads over correlator outputs due to rich multipaths, making the output of each correlator have only a small portion of the total energy. To enhance the acquisition performance for UWB signals by exploiting the signals spread over a number of correlator outputs, this paper proposes a two-stage acquisition scheme. In the proposed scheme, decision variables are formed by combining a multiple of correlator outputs, allowing it possible to make use of the signal energy spread over the outputs jointly. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can provide a gain of about 0.6dB over the conventional schemes in various UWB channel environments.

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