Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Future wireless networks based on Ultra-WideBand (UWB) will offer localization capabilities with centimeter accuracy. The authors propose to use this inherently obtainable location knowledge to adapt the transceiver to the multipath channel conditions. This saves overhead for channel estimation and dissemination and enables low cost, low complexity and low power data transmission. In particular, they study the location-aware adaptation of generalized energy detection receivers for UWB impulse radio communication with binary pulse position modulation. Conventionally, these receivers are very vulnerable to narrowband interference.