Time-scale domain characterization of time-varying ultrawideband infostation channel

Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo, Razali Ngah, Chee Y. Leow, Tharek Abd Rahaman

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The time-scale domain geometrical-based method for the characterization of the time varying ultrawideband (UWB) channel typical of an infostation channel is presented. Compared to methods that use Doppler shift as a measure of time-variation in the channel this model provides a more reliable measure of frequency dispersion caused by terminal mobility in the UWB infostation channel. Particularly, it offers carrier frequency independent method of computing wideband channel responses and parameters which are important for ultrawideband systems. Results show that the frequency dispersion of the channeldepends on the frequency and not on the choice of bandwidth. And time dispersion depends on bandwidth and not on the frequency. It is also shown that for time-varying UWB, frame length defined over the coherence time obtained with reference to the carrier frequency results in an error margin which can be reduced by using the coherence time defined with respect to the maximum frequency in a given frequency band. And the estimation of the frequency offset using the time-scale domain (wideband) model presented here (especially in the case of multiband UWB frequency synchronization) is more accurate than using frequency offset estimate obtained from narrowband models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-703
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Coherence time
  • Frequency offset
  • Geometrical model
  • Time-scale
  • Timevarying
  • Ultrawideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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