Mobility

Novel Fine Synchronization Using TDT for Ultra Wideband Impulse Radios

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Executive Summary

UWB Impulse Radios (UWB-IR) have attracted increasing interest due to their potential to propose high user capacity with low-complexity and low-power transceivers. It is approved by the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Report in which the UWB spectral mask is released and published in February 2002. Most of these benefits initiate from the distinctive characteristics inherent to UWB wireless transmissions. These make UWB connectivity appropriate for indoor and especially short-range high-rate wireless environments, as well as for strategic outdoor communications. However, to harness these benefits, one of the most critical challenges is the synchronization step and more specifically timing offset estimation.

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