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Open Access Thesis

Keywords

Ultra-wideband devices; Pulse modulation (Electronics);

Abstract

Simplicity, transmission rate, and bit error rate (BER) performance are three major concerns for ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. The main advantage of existing pulse-position modulation (PPM) schemes is simplicity, but their BER performance is poorer than that of an on-off-keying (OOK) modulation scheme, and their transmission rate is lower than that of an OOK scheme. In this research project, I will explore a novel PPM scheme, which can maintain the simplicity of the PPM schemes as well as achieve a BER performance and a transmission rate similar to the OOK scheme. During the research, I will thoroughly investigate the relationship between pulse position allocation and the BER performance and the transmission rate of UWB systems through computer simulations and theoretical analysis, and develop a whole set of design rules for the novel PPM scheme.

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Technology

First Advisor

Hong (Jeffrey) Nie

Date Original

2014

Object Description

1 PDF file (ix, 60 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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