Outage and BER analysis for ultrawideband-based WPAN in Nakagami-m fading channels

Abolfazl Mehbodniya, Sonia Aissa

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This paper presents a performance analysis of multiband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) in ultra wideband (UWB)-based personal area networks (UPANs). A UPAN consists of devices with different UWB technologies at the physical layer. Approximate expressions for the outage probability and average bit error rate (BER) are derived in closed form for the MB-OFDM target receiver, taking into account multi-user interference (MUI), as well as external interference in the form of time-hopping (TH) and direct-sequence (DS) UWB signals. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3515-3520
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Bibliographical note

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Acknowledgements: Manuscript received July 31, 2010; revised January 6, 2011; accepted March 2, 2011. Date of publication April 21, 2011; date of current version September 19, 2011. This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The review of this paper was coordinated by Prof. R.C. Qiu.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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