A Real Orthogonal Space-Time Coded UWB Scheme for Wireless Secure Communications

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Executive Summary

Recent research reveals that information security and information-hiding capabilities can be enhanced by proper exploitation of space-time techniques. Meanwhile, intrinsic properties of Ultra-WideBand (UWB) signals make it an outstanding candidate for secure applications. In this paper, the authors propose a space-time coding scheme for impulse radio UWB systems. A novel real orthogonal group code is designed for multi-antenna UWB signals to exploit the full spatial diversity gain and achieve the perfect communication secrecy. Its performance in a frequency-selective fading channel is analyzed.

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