Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 4431–4450 | Cite as

New TR-UWB Receiver Algorithm Design to Mitigate MUI in Concurrent Schemes

  • Mohammed Saeed MohammedEmail author
  • Mandeep Jit Singh
  • Mardina Abdullah


Impulse-radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) technology has gained popularity in wireless personal area networks (WPANs) because of its promising aspect in providing extremely high data rates at low cost. However, multi-user interference (MUI) adversely affects the IR-UWB communication technique, especially in WPANs concurrent transmission scenarios. In this paper, we solve this problem via proposing a new correlation technique, namely, multi-point impulse correlation (MPIC), based on a new mask equation design. The proposed MPIC technique outperforms the traditional technique in TR receivers in terms of the obtained symbol error rate (SER) value (by 4.5 db) as confirmed by the simulation results. Multiple scenarios were conducted which confirm that the proposed MPIC technique offers better SER performance in comparison with TR. According to the obtained results, MPIC is highly successful in reducing MUI, especially in concurrent schemes and with a large number of users.


MUI WPAN TR receiver UWB 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentsUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering Technical CollegeMiddle Technical UniversityBaghdadIraq

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