Performance analysis of multistage interference cancellation for asynchronous TH-UWB systems in multipath fading channels

Seungyoup Han, Eunsung Oh, Myeongsu Han, Choongchae Woo, Daesik Hong

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In this paper, we present an accurate analytical method for an asynchronous time-hopping (TH) ultrawideband (UWB) system using multistage interference cancellation (MIC) in multipath fading channels. To model the asynchronous transmission, we first investigate the chip-asynchronous case and extend the results of chip-asynchronous transmission into completely asynchronous transmission as a more general environment. Specifically, the approximate closed-form expression is derived for numerically calculating the average bit-error probability (BEP) of the MIC receivers, which are based on the hard-decision (HD) and soft-decision (SD) detections, respectively. In performing the analysis, the effect of multiple-access interference (MAI) is modeled as a Gaussian process. The results of an interference cancellation (IC) receiver as a function of the ratio between the two types of processing gain-1) pulse combining gain Ns and 2) pulse spreading gain Nc-are analyzed and compared under the constraint that the total processing gain of the system is large and fixed. To build up intuitive knowledge, some remarks on the analytic results are presented to describe the design criterion for the interference suppression. In numerical results, the theoretical analysis is verified via comparison with simulation results in terms of the number of IC stages, the set of cancellation parameters, and the number of users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1177-1189
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received February 14, 2007; revised July 11, 2007, September 18, 2007, and November 6, 2007. First published May 7, 2008; current version published March 17, 2009. This work was supported in part by the Ministry of Information and Communication, Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center support program supervised by the Institute of Information Technology Assessment, and in part by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy, and the Ministry of Labor through the fostering project of the Lab of Excellency. The review of this paper was coordinated by Prof. R. M. Buehrer.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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