M. Gufran Khan, B. Sällberg, J. Nordberg, I. Claesson

IEEE Communication Letters, vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 614-616, June 2011

This letter proposes an energy detection based robust weight estimation scheme for pulse-position modulated (PPM) impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) signals using weighted non-coherent receiver (WNCR). Conventional data-aided WNCR (DA-WNCR) scheme estimates the weighting coefficients, or channel state information (CSI), using a large number of training symbols over time-varying channels. In contrast, the proposed Robust WNCR (R-WNCR) scheme is non-data-aided (NDA), adaptive and robust to channel variations. The proposed R-WNCR estimates the weighting coefficients adaptively based on the received stochastic data, and the weight estimation process is refined using a decision directed approach.

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