Outage and BER analysis for ultrawideband-based WPAN in Nakagami-m fading channels

Abolfazl Mehbodniya, Sonia Aissa

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This paper presents a performance analysis of multiband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) in ultra wideband (UWB)-based personal area networks (UPANs). A UPAN consists of devices with different UWB technologies at the physical layer. Approximate expressions for the outage probability and average bit error rate (BER) are derived in closed form for the MB-OFDM target receiver, taking into account multi-user interference (MUI), as well as external interference in the form of time-hopping (TH) and direct-sequence (DS) UWB signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5752877
Pages (from-to)3515-3520
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep


  • Bit error rate (BER)
  • direct-sequence (DS) ultrawideband (UWB)
  • interference
  • multiband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MB-OFDM)
  • outage
  • time-hopping (TH) UWB
  • wireless personal area network (WPAN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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