Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 719–748 | Cite as

Cooperative Impulse Radio Ultra-Wideband Communication Using Coherent and Non-Coherent Detectors: A Review



Ultra-wideband (UWB) is a booming technology in the field of wireless communication. This paper presents a brief idea related to the various coherent and non-coherent IR-UWB detectors. Due to the limitation in transmit power spectral density of UWB system, the major challenges faced by UWB system includes, achieving Quality of Service, system performance and coverage area. So, the combination of UWB system with cooperative communication will not only improve the system performance, but also help in expanding coverage area of signals. A brief review of the work done by various researchers in the field of cooperative impulse radio (IR) UWB communication is also presented in this paper. The working principle and performance analysis of the various coherent and non-coherent IR-UWB detectors using cooperative relay strategies are also discussed at large in this paper. The various fixed cooperative relay strategies used for cooperative UWB communication is Amplify and Forward, Decode and Forward and Detect and Forward. From the simulation results it can be inferred that, even though IR-UWB DTR receiver gives a much better BER performance than IR-UWB ED receiver using both cooperative and non-cooperative strategies, yet ED receiver is preferred because of its less complexity and low power consumption. Future prospects in the field of cooperative IR-UWB communication have also been discussed in this paper.


Cooperative IR-UWB communication Coherent UWB RAKE receivers Non-coherent UWB receivers Cooperative IR-UWB receivers Cooperative relaying 





Amplify and forward




Average transmitted reference




Bit error probability


Bit error rate


Bandpass filter


Characteristic function


Channel impulse response


Channel state information


Decode and forward


Direct sequence


Detect and forward


Differential transmitted reference


Energy detector


Equal gain combining


Federal communications commission


Frequency division duplex


Fixed relaying


Generalized likelihood ratio test


Impulse radio


Line of sight


Multiple access




Matched filter


Moment generating function


Minimax relay selection


Minimum mean square estimation


Maximum product relay section


Maximal ratio combining


Multi-user detector


Multi-user interference




Network coding


Network coded broadcasting


Non line of sight


On-off keying


Pulse amplitude modulation


Power delay profile


Packet delivery ratio


Physical network coding


Pulse position modulation


Partial combining RAKE


Power spectral density


Quality of service


Relay combining


Selection combining


Soft output viterbi decoding algorithm


Selective relaying


Selective combining RAKE


Single user detector




Time division duplex


Time division multiple access


Time hop


Transmitted reference


Transmitted reference pulse cluster


UWB based cooperative retransmission scheme




Weighted energy detector


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkee India

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