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BER Performance and Data Throughput of Sinusoidal Template-Based Impulse-Radio Ultra Wideband Receivers for Wireless Body Area Networks

Mohamad Abou El-Nasr1 and Heba Shaban1
  • 1 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Alexandria, Egypt

Abstract

Windowed sinusoidal template-based correlator receivers are good candidates for high-data rate low-power Ultra Wideband (UWB) systems. Their performance approaches the performance of optimal detectors and provides low-power consumption. However, the ultra short pulses of UWB technology makes it sensitive to timing-errors. In this paper, the Bit-Error-Rate (BER) performance and maximum allowable data throughput of Equally-Correlated Pulse Position Modulation (EC-PPM) modulation scheme in the presence of timing-jitter are studied and compared for low-power sinusoidal template based correlator receivers. Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN), Nakagami-m fading, industrially accepted on-body IEEE 802.15.6a and actual on-body channels are considered. Numerical results show that the maximum SNR penalty when using sinusoidal templates is ≈ 2 dB for the same BER and the corresponding data-throughput degradation is 5 Mbps.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 5, 2013, 487-496

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.487.496

Submitted On: 7 August 2012 Published On: 30 May 2013

How to Cite: El-Nasr, M. A. & Shaban, H. (2013). BER Performance and Data Throughput of Sinusoidal Template-Based Impulse-Radio Ultra Wideband Receivers for Wireless Body Area Networks. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(5), 487-496. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.487.496

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Keywords

  • Error Analysis
  • Low-Power Receivers
  • Timing-Jitter
  • Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
  • Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)