Diversity analysis of multi-antenna UWB impulse radio systems with correlated propagation channels
AffiliationKing's College, London
ultra wideband communication
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AbstractProviding diversity is one of the two possible objectives (the other one is providing multiplexing) of a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) system. For ultra wideband (UWB) impulse radio systems using rake receivers, there are already richly inherent multipath diversities. However, there may be UWB applications making use of more than one UWB transmit antenna and/or receive antenna, which leads to UWB MIMO systems. The difference between the diversity analyse of a UWB MIMO system from that of a narrow band system lies in the different choice of propagation channel model for the branches linking each transmit antenna and receive antenna. Similar to the narrow band system, the existence of the correlation between the branches can severely degrade the diversity performance, and complicate the performance analyse. In this paper, the wideband propagation channel for the UWB MIMO system, with pre-defined correlation model for the branches, is broken down into several uncorrelated elementary narrow-band propagation channels with equivalent diversity performance. Based on this, a novel method for evaluating the diversity performance of a MIMO UWB impulse radio system is presented.
CitationLiu, J., Ghavami, M., Chu, X., Allen, B., Malik, W. (2007) 'Diversity analysis of multi-antenna UWB impulse radio systems with correlated propagation channels' Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2007. WCNC 2007. IEEE: 1593-1598
TypeConference papers, meetings and proceedings