Date Added: Sep 2010
An analysis of narrow- and broadband interference robustness within an On-Off Keying/Binary Pulse Position Modulation based non-coherent multiband impulse radio ultra-wideband communication system is presented. Using the energy detector's processing gain closed-form expressions of the noise and interference related second order moment statistics at the output of an energy detection receiver are derived. This allows separate statements on the relative modulation specific processing gain with respect to various interference parameters. The fundamental resolutions of e.g., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2002 or the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) in 2008 have lead to enormous research activities in academia and industry to enable a possible commercialization of the unlicensed Ultra-WideBand (UWB) technology.