Ultra wideband technologies coexistence in Nakagami-m fading channels

Abolfazl Mehbod Niya, S. Aïssa

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The wide spectrum of ultra wideband (UWB) communications makes it inevitable to consider strategies for avoiding and mitigating interference from narrowband wireless systems such as GPS, UMTS, and WLAN, or other UWB wireless technologies. In this paper, we provide a performance analysis of multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) UWB in the presence of binary phase-shift keying time-hopping (BPSK-TH) UWB or BPSK-DS UWB interfering transmissions under Nakagami-m fading. In the bit-error rate (BER) analysis, several UWB interferers are considered to affect the MB-OFDM signal. A Gaussian approximation is considered for the UWB interferers and used in the analysis of the BER performance of the MB-OFDM UWB system. The Nakagami-m distribution is applied to characterise the amplitude of the fading channels for both the reference signal and the interference signals. Furthermore, a waveforming technique is considered for mitigating the effect of interference and its efficiency is illustrated in terms of BER improvement. Numerical and simulation results are provided and compared for different coexistence scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1088
Number of pages8
JournalIET Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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