A Modified Delay Locked Loop Synchronizer for Ranging–based Fine Timing Acquisition of Differential Transmitted Reference UWB Receivers

Conference: European Wireless 2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference
06/22/2008 - 06/25/2008 at Prague, Czech Republic

Proceedings: European Wireless 2008

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Renzo, Marco Di (Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia, Access Technologies Area, Mediterranean Technological Park, Av. Canal Olimpic s/n, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain)
Graziosi, Fabio; Santucci, Fortunato (Dept. of Electrical and Information Engineering, Center of Excellence in Research DEWS, University of L’Aquila, Poggio di Roio, 67040, L’Aquila, Italy)

In this paper, we propose a modified version of the well–known Delay Looked Loop (DLL) timing synchronizer, which is specifically designed to take into account the characteristics of a class of receiver architectures that has been experiencing a renewed interest in the frame of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) transmission systems, i.e., the Differential Transmitted Reference (DTR) receiver. The proposed solution requires Average Channel State Information (A–CSI) for system and parameters optimization, but it is shown in this paper that it can efficiently work in typical multipath fading channels, where UWB systems are expected to operate. Simulation results will be also provided to show the performance of the proposed method.