Chapter 4. Timing Synchronization for UWB Impulse Radios

  1. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen PhD, PEng Professor Associate Chair3,
  2. Mohsen Guizani PhD Professor4,
  3. Robert Caiming Qiu PhD Associate Professor5 and
  4. Tho Le-Ngoc PhD Professor6
  1. Zhi Tian PhD Associate Professor1 and
  2. Georgios B. Giannakis PhD Professor2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470028521.ch4

Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications and Networks

Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications and Networks

How to Cite

Tian, Z. and Giannakis, G. B. (2006) Timing Synchronization for UWB Impulse Radios, in Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications and Networks (eds X. (. Shen, M. Guizani, R. C. Qiu and T. Le-Ngoc), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470028521.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Computer Science, Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

  3. 5

    Wireless Networking Systems Laboratory, Center for Manufacturing Research/Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470011447

Online ISBN: 9780470028520

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Keywords:

  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) impulse radios (IRs);
  • timing-offset estimation (TOE);
  • direct-path or sparse-multipath channels;
  • mistimed aggregate template (MAT);
  • synchronized aggregate template (SAT);
  • frame-level timing acquisition;
  • SAT-based demodulator;
  • optimum symbol-by-symbol ML detector;
  • practical timing-offset estimators

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Signal Model

  • Signal Detection and Symbol-Level Acquisition

  • SAT and MAT: Templates with and without Timing

  • Coarse Synchronization Using Symbol-Rate Samples

  • Synchronization with Flexible Timing Resolution

  • Timing Acquisition for Ad Hoc Multiple Access

  • Demodulation and BER Sensitivity to Mistiming

  • Concluding Summary

  • References