Performance of ultra-wideband communications in the presence of interference

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In this paper, we analyze the performance of ultra-wideband (UWB) communications in the presence of interference. Closed-form expressions are provided for the jam resistance of UWB with binary pulse position modulation utilizing rectangular pulses. A simple approximation is obtained for the special case of tone interference. The jam resistance analysis is extended to more practical UWB waveforms such as Gaussian and Rayleigh monocycles. A comparison between the interference suppression capabilities of UWB and direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DS-SS) is carried out under conditions similar to both systems. It is shown that in most cases, the jam suppression of UWB is superior to that of DS-SS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1684-1691
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Interference suppression
  • Jam resistance
  • Ultra-wideband communications (UWB)


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