We propose to apply a technique called time-reversal to UWB communications. In time-reversal a signal is precoded such that it focuses both in time and in space at a particular receiver. Spatial focusing reduces interference to other co-existing systems. Due to temporal focusing, the received power is concentrated within a few taps and the task of equalizer design becomes much simpler than without focusing. Furthermore, temporal focusing allows a large increase in transmission rate compared to schemes that let the impulse response ring out before the next symbol is sent. Our paper introduces time-reversal, investigates the benefit of temporal focusing, and examines the performance of an MMSE-TR equalizer in an UWB channel.
|Title of host publication||2004 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2004|
|Event||2004 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: Globecom 2004 - Dallas, TX, United States|
Duration: 29 Nov 2004 → 3 Dec 2004
|Conference||2004 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference|
|Abbreviated title||Globecom 2004|
|Period||29/11/04 → 3/12/04|