Jocelyn Fiorina

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In Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) communications based on Time Hopping (TH) Impulse Radio, one of the most frequently studied receivers is the correlation receiver. The MultiUser Interference (MUI) at the output of this receiver is sometimes modeled as a Gaussian random variable. In order to justify this assumption, the conditions of validity of the Central Limit(More)
—Space-time coding techniques have become commonplace in wireless communication standards as they provide an effective way to mitigate the fading phenomena inherent in wireless channels. However, the use of Space-Time Block Codes (STBCs) increases significantly the optimal detection complexity at the receiver unless the low complexity decodability property(More)
—Space-Time Block Codes (STBCs) suffer from a prohibitively high decoding complexity unless the low-complexity decodability property is taken into consideration in the STBC design. For this purpose, several families of STBCs that involve a reduced decoding complexity have been proposed, notably the multi-group decodable and the fast decodable (FD) codes.(More)
—The use of Space-Time Block Codes (STBCs) increases significantly the optimal detection complexity at the receiver unless the low-complexity decodability property is taken into consideration in the STBC design. In this paper we propose a new low-complexity decodable rate-5/4 full-diversity 4×4 STBC. We provide an analytical proof that the proposed code has(More)
—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.