Time Reversal in UWB Ad-Hoc Networks with No Power Control and Inter-symbol Interference

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 159)


Time Reversal is well-known in Impulse Radio Ultra Wideband communications (IR-UWB) for its ability to improve performance and complexity both in noise limited scenarios and multiuser interference (MUI) limited ones. In an ad-hoc uncoordinated network, where no power control is possible, no users’ channels are known, or no elaborate multiple access techniques can be deployed, Time Reversal is imperfect. In this paper, a comparative analysis between conventional Rake schemes and Time Reversal ones is made in order to evaluate robustness towards the absence of the mentioned operations.


UWB Impulse radio Time Hopping Time Reversal  Ad-Hoc paired networks Multiuser interference Inter-symbol interference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIET DepartmentLa Sapienza, University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Département de TélécommunicationsCentrale-SupélecGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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