Title: Ultra wide bandwidth indoor channel model based on measurements and physical approach

Authors: R. Saadane, D. Aboutajdine

Addresses: LETI, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Hssania des Travaux Publiques, Km 7, Route El Jadida, Ouasis, Casablanca, 8081, Maroc; Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique et Telecommunication, Faculte des Sciences de Rabat Universite Mohammed V, 4 Avenue Ibn Battouta B.P. 1014 RP, Rabat, Maroc. ' LETI, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Hssania des Travaux Publiques, Km 7, Route El Jadida, Ouasis, Casablanca, 8081, Maroc; Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique et Telecommunication, Faculte des Sciences de Rabat Universite Mohammed V, 4 Avenue Ibn Battouta B.P. 1014 RP, Rabat, Maroc

Abstract: In this work, using a physic approach, which based on an analysis of physical propagation phenomenon like diffraction and reflection versus frequency band and the nature of material, we propose a new UWB channel statistical model. In particular we describe UWB channel delays and taps statistics. This analysis is done based on measurements campaign carried out at Eurecom Institute and provided over channel bandwidth from 3 to 9 GHz in different environments. Then we present a novel UWB channel model based on physical propagation effects and UWB channel measurements. A mathematical description of the model is discussed and the corresponding extraction parameter is p presented using a SAGE algorithm. Our proposed model gives a good fit to measurement data and it is easy to implement. Other features of this approach also are discussed.

Keywords: ultra wideband; UWB communications; channel measurements; channel modelling; physical propagation phenomenon; UWB channel models; multi-path components; SAGE algorithm.

DOI: 10.1504/IJUWBCS.2011.038633

International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems, 2011 Vol.2 No.1, pp.23 - 33

Published online: 17 Feb 2011 *

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