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In this paper, we propose and investigate a low-cost and low-complexity wireless ambulatory human locomotion tracking system that provides a high ranging accuracy (intersensor distance) suitable for the assessment of clinical gait analysis using wearable ultra wideband (UWB) transceivers. The system design and transceiver performance are presented in(More)
—In this paper we study low-power impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) correlation receivers with suboptimal templates, as a promising candidate for a highly accurate wearable human locomotion tracking system. Such a system is theoretically capable of providing a ranging accuracy of 1mm in practical multipath fading channels at a SNR of 18dB. This ranging(More)
This paper proposes a novel green cooperative diversity technique based on suboptimal template-based ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless body sensor networks (WBSNs) using amplify-and-forward (AF) relays. In addition, it analyzes the bit-error-rate (BER) performance of the proposed nodes. The analysis is based on the moment-generating function (MGF) of the total(More)
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is an important candidate for fourth generation cellular systems that support high data rates. Performance of OFDM systems is sensitive to non-perfect frequency synchronization, which leads to frequency offsets and a consequent degradation in system performance. In cellular systems, there is a tradeoff(More)
Atmospheric turbulence causes degradation in the performance of free space optical (FSO) transmission. This turbulence is referred to as scintillation. To mitigate this effect, a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) system is employed. This paper investigates and compares the performance of FSO MIMO systems in different atmospheric turbulence conditions(More)
—This paper studies the bit error rate (BER) performance of non-coherent impulse-radio ultra wideband (IR-UWB) correlation receivers in the IEEE 802.15.3a channel for combined binary pulse amplitude modulation-pulse position modulation (BPAM-PPM) scheme. The BER performance is based on the channel averaged signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The study includes(More)
Impulse radio ultra wide band (IR-UWB) systems have the potential for low-power consumption as well as high data-rates over short distances. This makes them an attractive candidate for emerging wireless body-area-network (BAN) applications. In this paper, we investigate the performance of low-power suboptimal real sinusoidal-template based detectors for(More)
In this paper we investigate the bit-error-rate (BER) performance of Multicarrier Code Division Multiple Access (MCCDMA) systems assuming Minimum Shift Keying (MSK) and Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) in Fading Channels. We provide accurate closed-form BER formulas. The studied system is assumed to have synchronous users, and each user's data is assumed to be(More)