An enhanced dual carrier modulation for performance improvement in WiMedia UWB systems

Jangyong Park, Kilhwan Kim, Jihun Koo, Jaeseok Kim

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In this paper, we propose an enhanced dual carrier modulation algorithm to improve performance in WiMedia ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. The proposed algorithm, which is named as double dual carrier modulation (DDCM), uses additional precoding to the conventional DCM to transmit symbols over different subbands. By using DCM and additional precoding, the proposed algorithm exploits not only frequency diversity in one subband, but also frequency diversity between uncorrelated subbands, resulting in more diversity and better performance than DCM. We also propose the detection method of the proposed algorithm by sharing the modified dual carrier modulation (MDCM) detection block which is included in WiMedia UWB systems. The proposed detection method reduces hardware complexity by combining the MDCM detection and the proposed algorithm detection. Simulation results of applying the proposed algorithm to WiMedia UWB systems show that the performance was improved by 1.5 dB and transmission range increased by 0.5 m in CM1 at a PER of 1%, compared to DCM. 1

Original languageEnglish
Article number6131125
Pages (from-to)1556-1563
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1This work was supported by the Technology Innovation Program (No.10035389), funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) of Korea.

Funding Information:
division multiplexing (MB-OFDM). MB-OFDM was supported by multiband OFDM alliance and WiMedia forum. These two organizations were consolidated in 2005 thus are known as WiMedia alliance today [2]. WiMedia UWB is used as a physical layer platform for wireless universal serial bus (W-USB), Bluetooth 3.0, and wireless high definition media interface (HDMI) [3].

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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