Performance Analysis of UWB Timing Acquisition Schemes Based on RSS Measurements

Abstract

The paper focuses on the performance analysis of the timing acquisition scheme based on received signal strength (RSS) measurements for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems. To our knowledge, few paper discusses the performance of the timing acquisition scheme based on RSS measurements for UWB in details. The timing acquisition scheme based on RSS measurements has many advantages, such as low cost, high speed and robustness. However, low transmission power limitation and complicated indoor multipath propagation environments make it difficult to measure accurate RSS at the receiver and affect the accuracy of the time delay offset estimation for the local template signals. In addition, the time variation of the indoor channel state can form a multiple-to-one mapping relation between the RSS measurements and the distance, which largely limits the method application. In the paper, we analyze the accuracy of time delay offset estimation for this method by deriving the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB). The number results show that the accuracy of the timing acquisition method based on RSS measurements suffers from both the UWB signal transmission speed and the varying distance between the transmitter and receiver. It is noted that though the accuracy of the method can hardly fulfil the fine timing acquisition requirement for UWB systems, it will largely reduce the coarse timing acquisition time and improve the performance for UWB timing acquisition systems if combined with other timing acquisition ones

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@article{Wang2006PerformanceAO, title={Performance Analysis of UWB Timing Acquisition Schemes Based on RSS Measurements}, author={Hongjiang Wang and Shengming Jiang and Gang Wei and Fei Ji and Xiuyin Zhang}, journal={2006 International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing}, year={2006}, pages={1-4} }