Guido Carlo Ferrante

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This work addresses the impact of sensing decision fusion rules and operative constraints on the performance of hard decision cooperative spectrum sensing schemes for cognitive radio networks. The work focuses on cooperative spectrum sensing under two sensing operating modes: the Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) and the Constant Detection Rate (CDR) mode.(More)
Traditionally paired with impulsive communications, time-hopping code-division multiple access (TH-CDMA) is a multiple access technique that separates users in time by coding their transmissions into pulses occupying a subset of N<sub>s</sub> chips out of the total N included in a symbol period, in contrast with the traditional direct-sequence CDMA(More)
A multiple-access channel where point processes are randomly transformed by timing channels and then superposed is considered. An achievable rate region for the K-user channel is established. A single-user achievable rate in the presence of &#x201C;many&#x201D; interfering users is proposed. Results are applied to exponential server timing channels.
In this paper we deal with the problem of minimizing the complexity of an IR-UWB system by the introduction of Time-Reversal, under a power constraint and fixing a reachable performance in terms of BER. An approximate trade-off in the choice of the number of taps at the transmitter and the number of fingers at the receiver is proposed.
Massive MIMO is, in general, severely affected by pilot contamination. As opposed to traditional detectors, we propose a group-blind detector that takes into account the presence of pilot contamination. While sticking to the traditional structure of the training phase, where orthogonal pilot sequences are reused, we use the excess antennas at each base(More)
A model describing the cumulative effect of the independent access of K users to a shared resource, which is formed by N elements, is proposed, based on which an integer interference measure ζ is defined. While traditional cases can be reconducted to reference well-known results, for which ζ is either Gaussian or Poissonian, the proposed model provides a(More)
When paired with traditional channel estimation and detection, massive MIMO is severely affected by pilot contamination. While sticking to the traditional structure of the training phase where orthogonal pilot sequences are reused in different cells, we propose a group-blind detector that takes into account the presence of pilot contamination. Our detector(More)
Spectral efficiency of low-density spreading non-orthogonal multiple access channels in the presence of fading is derived for linear detection with independent decoding as well as optimum decoding. The large system limit, where both the number of users and number of signal dimensions grow with fixed ratio, called load, is considered. In the case of optimum(More)
Optimum coded Impulse-Radio Ultra-Wideband (IR-UWB) waveforms under power spectral constraints are investigated. Transmission over a SISO frequency-selective channel is assumed. An analytical solution for the optimum precoder is proposed, constraining compliance with a uniform mask in the frequency-domain and maximum transmitted power. Comparison against(More)