This letter proposes a low-complexity soft-detection algorithm for modified dual-carrier modulation (MDCM) in WiMedia ultrawideband (UWB) systems. In order to reduce the complexity of soft-output maximum-likelihood detection (soft-MLD), which gives the optimal performance for MDCM symbols, the proposed algorithm utilizes the following three methods: real/imaginary separation, multiplierless distance calculation, and candidate set reduction. Through these methods, the proposed algorithm reduces the complexity of soft-MLD by 97%, while preventing the deterioration of its optimality. The performance of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated by simulations of 640-1024 Mbps transmission modes of the latest Release 1.5 standard of the WiMedia UWB.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering