TR2003-129

A Low-Cost Time-Hopping Impulse Radio System for High Data Rate Transmission


    •  Molisch, A.F.; Li, Y.G.; Nakache, Y.-P.; Orlik, P.; Miyake, M.; Wu, Y.; Gezici, S.; Sheng, H.; Kung, S.Y.; Kobayashi, H.; Poor, H.V.; Haimovich, A.; Zhang, J., "A Low-Cost Time-Hopping Impulse Radio System for High Data Rate Transmission", International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC), October 2003.
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      • @inproceedings{Molisch2003oct3,
      • author = {Molisch, A.F. and Li, Y.G. and Nakache, Y.-P. and Orlik, P. and Miyake, M. and Wu, Y. and Gezici, S. and Sheng, H. and Kung, S.Y. and Kobayashi, H. and Poor, H.V. and Haimovich, A. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {A Low-Cost Time-Hopping Impulse Radio System for High Data Rate Transmission},
      • booktitle = {International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC)},
      • year = 2003,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2003-129}
      • }
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    Electronics & Communications, Wireless Communications


We present an efficient, low-cost implementation of time-hopping impulse radio that fulfills the spectral mask mandated by the FCC and is suitable for high-data-rate, short-range communications. Key features are: (i) all-baseband implementation that obviates the need for local oscillators and other passband components, (ii) symbol-rate (not chip rate) sampling, A/D conversion, and digital signal processing, (iii) fast acquisiton due to novel search algorithms, (iv) spectral shaping that can be adapted to accommodate different spectrum regulations and interference environments. Computer simulations show that this system can provide 110Mbit/s at 7-10m distance, as well as higher data rates at shorter distances under FCC emissions limits. Due to the spreading concept of time-hopping impulse radio, the system can sustain multiple simultaneous users, and can suppress narrowband interference effectively.