The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC Signal and Image Processing Institute USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

Technical Report USC-SIPI-336

“Impulse Radio: How it works”

by Moe Z. Win and Robert A. Scholtz,

January 1998

Impulse radio, a form of ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) spread-spectrum signaling, has properties that make it a viable candidate for short wave communications in dense multipath environments. This letter describes the characteristics of impulse radio using a modulation format that can be supported by currently available impulse signal technology and gives analytical estimates of its multiple access capability under ideal multiple access channel conditions.

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