MIMO UWB Systems Based on Linear Precoded OFDM for Home Gigabit Applications
In this paper, the authors investigate the use of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) techniques with Linear Precoded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (LP-OFDM) waveform for high data rate Ultra-WideBand (UWB) systems. This scheme is an evolution of the MultiBand OFDM (MB-OFDM) solution supported by the WiMedia Alliance. The aim of this paper is to obtain a very high data rate of around one gigabit for Home Access Networks (HAN) and to improve the system range for lower data rates, while not significantly increasing the system complexity compared to the WiMedia solution. Firstly, a Single-Input Single-Output (SISO) LP-OFDM system study is led to highlight the benefits of adding a precoding function to an OFDM signal in the UWB context.