Noise-based frequency offset modulation in wideband frequency-selective fading channels

Arjan Meijerink, S.L. Cotton, Marinus Jan Bentum, W.G. Scanlon

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    A frequency offset modulation scheme using wideband noise carriers is considered. The main advantage of such a scheme is that it enables fast receiver synchronization without channel adaptation, while providing robustness to multipath fading and in-band interference. This is important for low-power wireless systems with bursty traffic, such as sensor networks. In this paper a semi-analytical framework for evaluating its bit error rate performance in wideband frequency-selective fading channels is introduced. Some numerical results are presented, based on channel models developed in the IEEE 802.15.4a channel modeling subgroup. These illustrate that the considered system can be designed with a lower fading margin than a narrowband system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/SCVT Benelux
    Place of PublicationBelgium
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2009
    Event16th Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Duration: 19 Nov 200919 Nov 2009
    Conference number: 16th

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    Conference16th Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux
    Abbreviated titleSCVT 2009


    • IR-69690
    • EWI-16501
    • METIS-264437

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