Classification of UWB Multipath Clusters and its Distortion Effects on Positioning Error

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Makaratat, K.; Brown, T. W. C.; Stavrou, S.; Evans, B. (Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom)

Quantification of distortion effects on UWB system performances in terms of positioning error is analysed in this research. UWB multipath distorted channels are simulated in each frequency subband, over 2-11 GHz. Its characteristics are modelled corresponding to multipath clusters along the propagation paths. The classification of clusters and physics-based distortion mechanisms are generalized to be included into the simulation algorithm. Finally, distortion impacts on system performances regarding to frequency dependent characteristics and positioning errors are investigated.