On UWB Pulse Distortion Caused by Amplifiers and Mismatched Antennas

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This publication examines the influence of amplifiers and antenna mismatch on an ultra-wideband pulse. Using a state of the art ultra-wideband chip and an external power amplifier, we analyzed the impact of gain compression on the estimated channel impulse response. In addition, the impact of multiple reflections between a mismatched antenna and the amplifier output was investigated for different electrical lengths between the two. We showed that the peak power of an ultra-wideband signal is significant for the dynamic range of the calculated cross correlation function. Furthermore, we discussed which distortion and multipath effects really have an influence on the ranging estimate of an UWB system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
Event2020 IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility: ICMIM 2020 - Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 23 Nov 2020 → …


Conference2020 IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility
Abbreviated titleICMIM 2020
Period23/11/20 → …
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  • amplifiers
  • antennas
  • localization
  • pulse distortion
  • UWB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental

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