Effects of MB-OFDM system interference on the performance of DS-UWB

Abolfazl Mehbodniya, Sonia Aïssa

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So far, two ultrawideband (UWB) standards have been proposed as high-speed physical technologies for next-generation wireless personal area networks (WPANs). These standards are based on multiband orthogonal frequency-division-multiplexing (MB-OFDM) UWB or direct-sequence UWB (DS-UWB). However, because of the withdrawal of the plan for a unique standardization process by the IEEE 802.15.3a task group (TG3a), these two technologies will coexist in the future. In this context, this correspondence provides a performance analysis of DS-UWB communication in the presence of MB-OFDM interfering transmissions, where the channel is modeled through the IEEE 802.15.3a standard model, and the network topology for the MB-OFDM interferers is based on a clustered structure as per the IEEE 802.15.3 descriptions for medium access control (MAC) and physical layer specifications for high-rate WPANs. The DS-UWB system performance is assessed in terms of bit error rate (BER). Specifically, an analytical expression for the average BER is derived, conditioned on the channel impulse response using a pulse collision model. Numerical and simulation results are provided and compared for different coexistence scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4665-4669
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Coexistence
  • Direct-sequence ultrawideband (DS-UWB)
  • IEEE 802.15.3
  • Multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM)
  • Wireless personal area networks (WPAN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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