Somasundaram Niranjayan

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— Accurate wireless timing synchronization has been an extremely important topic in wireless sensor networks, required in applications ranging from distributed beam forming to precision localization and navigation. However, it is very challenging to realize, in particular when the required accuracy should be better than the runtime between the nodes. This(More)
—Two novel receiver structures which surpass the performance of the conventional matched filter receiver are proposed for ultra-wide bandwidth multiple access communications. The proposed receiver structures are derived based on a more appropriate statistical model for the multiple access interference than the generally used Gaussian approximation. Reasons(More)
—Roundtrip time-of-arrival (ToA) measurements employing ultra-wideband (UWB) signals can provide high-precision ranging information. However, the accuracy is degraded by multiuser interference (MUI), in particular in the presence of multipath propagation. While the processing gain of time-hopping impulse radio (TH-IR) can be used to suppress the MUI, this(More)
—UWB multiple access interference is known to be non-Gaussian. Recent work has attempted to design better UWB detectors by approximating the distribution of the multiple access interference by a non-Gaussian noise model. In this paper, a non-linear detector is proposed, which is inspired by the empirical finding that the UWB multiple access interference can(More)
—Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology is a good candidate to provide accurate position information indoors and in dense urban environments where Global Positioning System (GPS) is usually not reliable. This paper provides the results of a UWB ranging measurement campaign carried out in a dense urban environment. Measurements were taken with two different antenna(More)