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A New Time-Hopping Multiple Access Communication System Simulator: Application to Ultra-Wideband

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20052005:937320

Received: 14 September 2003

Published: 17 March 2005


Time-hopping ultra-wideband technology presents some very attractive features for future indoor wireless systems in terms of achievable transmission rate and multiple access capabilities. This paper develops an algorithm to design time-hopping system simulators specially suitable for ultra-wideband, which takes advantage of some of the specific characteristics of this kind of systems. The algorithm allows an improvement of both the time capabilities and the achievable sampling rate and can be used to research into the influence of different parameters on the performance of the system. An additional result is the validation of a new general performance formula for time-hopping ultra-wideband systems with multipath channels.

Keywords and phrases

ultra-widebandtime hoppingWPANspread spectrummultipath channelsimulation

Authors’ Affiliations

Departamento de Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain


© Nuño-Barrau and Páez-Borrallo 2005

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