Faculty Publications

Title

Modified kurtosis detection for UWB impulse radios

Document Type

Conference

Keywords

Energy Detection, Impulse Radio (IR), Kurtosis Detection, Narrowband Interference (NBI), UltraWideband (UWB)

Journal/Book/Conference Title

IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS

First Page

136

Last Page

138

Abstract

Impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) receivers based on kurtosis detector (KD) can achieve much better performance than those based on energy detection (ED). However, when narrowband interferences (NBIs) are present, the KD-based receivers suffer serious performance degradation. In this paper, a modified KD (MKD) is proposed to improve the NBI mitigation ability of the UWB receiver. Computer simulation results show that although the bit-error-rate (BER) performances of the MKD-based receiver are marginally lower than those of the KD-based receiver when no NBI is present, the MKD-based receiver can achieve much better BER performance when NBIs are present. © 2013 IEEE.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2013

DOI of published version

10.1109/RWS.2013.6486666

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