Beamforming for Interference Mitigation in TH Impulse Radio UWB Systems

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sabattini, Matteo; Masry, Elias; Milstein, Laurence B. (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CA USA 92093-0407)

The ability of impulse radio to resolve a large number of multipaths in a dense frequency selective channel suggests only a marginal improvement in performance by the use of multiple antennas from a diversity perspective. Furthermore, the small size of UWB receivers for in-home or sensor networking would result in a very high correlation among antenna elements, reducing even more the exploitable diversity. Therefore, we concentrate on the use of multiple antennas for interference suppression. Specifically, we investigate the performance of a quadrature receiver for impulse radio systems with multiple receive antennas and minimum-mean-square-error beamforming to combat interference.