Theoretical limits on time delay estimation for ultra-wideband cognitive radios
Poor, H. V.
Proceeedings of The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, ICUWB 2008
177 - 180
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In this paper, theoretical limits on time delay estimation are studied for ultra-wideband (UWB) cognitive radio systems. For a generic UWB spectrum with dispersed bands, the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) is derived for unknown channel coefficients and carrier-frequency offsets (CFOs). Then, the effects of unknown channel coefficients and CFOs are investigated for linearly and non-linearly modulated training signals by obtaining specific CRLB expressions. It is shown that for linear modulations with a constant envelope, the effects of the unknown parameters can be mitigated. Finally, numerical results, which support the theoretical analysis, are presented. © 2008 IEEE.
KeywordsCarrier frequency offset (CFO)
Cramer-rao lower bound (CRLB)
Dispersed spectrum utilization
Time delay estimation
Ultra-wideband (UWB) cognitive radio
Communication channels (information theory)
Electric network analysis
Wireless telecommunication systems