Chalmers University of Technology
In Sub-band Ultra-WideBand (SUWB) systems, the use of spreading codes in conjunction with sub-banding enables energy efficient reduced sampling rate receiver designs. In this work, the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technique is proposed for SUWB systems as a means to mitigate the multipath fading effects of the channel. The OFDM demodulation performed at the sub-sampled rate with reduced number of Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) points provides scope for low power receiver implementations. Moreover, OFDM improves the flexibility as bandwidth resources can be allocated with improved granularity at integral multiples of the OFDM sub-channel bandwidth.