IR-UWB with Multiple-Access Differential Detection Receiver

  • Walid MahmoudEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 313)


Non-coherent communication receivers have simple design, but they always incur bit error rate (BER) performance loss up to 3dBs compared to coherent receivers. In this paper, a non-coherent impulse-radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) receiver is proposed that supports multiple access (MA) for IR-UWB signals. The signals are transmitted using code division (CD) differential phase shift keying (DPSK) technique. Although UWB is a multipath channel, our proposed communication system is analyzed under additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) corrupted MA channel to test its applicability. Its average probability of error is derived analytically. Its BER performance is compared against an existing reference coherent receiver. Simulation results are provided to affirm its practicality.


Impulse-radio ultra-wideband Code division multiple access Differential phase shift keying Additive white Gaussian noise Multiple access interference Bit error rate 



The author would like to warmly thank peer reviewers, either the known of them or those who preferred to be anonymous, for their help in reviewing this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Communications and Networks Engineering DepartmentPrince Sultan UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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