Low Complexity Tri-Level Sampling Receiver Design for UWB Time-Of-Arrival Estimation

In this paper, the effect of finite-level quantization on UWB Time-Of-Arrival (TOA) estimation is investigated. The scheme of optimized quantization threshold combined with the post-quantization processing is derived, which is shown to provide satisfactory gains in the system performance. The TOA estimation errors of several low-resolution sampling approaches are compared via Monte Carlo simulation, where the tri-level quantizer is of particular interest due to its simplicity and capability. The authors describe that the tri-level sampling receiver, with use of the proposed scheme provides an outstanding performance in TOA estimation with an affordable cost and low complexity.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Networking Date Added: Apr 2011 Format: PDF

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