A novel UWB pulse shape modulation system

Mohammad Ghavami, Lachlan B. Michael, Shinichiro Haruyama, Ryuji Kohno

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In this paper novel modified Hermite polynomial functions for use in impulse radio (ultra-wideband) communications are proposed. With these functions pulse shapes which are orthogonal and have nearly constant pulse width regardless of the pulse order are generated. These properties hold under the effects of differentiation. An M-ary communication system is constructed using these pulse shapes. A Matlab model for generating the pulses is designed and the effect of timing jitter on the performance of the system is investigated by computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-120
Number of pages16
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Impulse radio
  • Orthogonal pulse shapes
  • Ultra-wideband communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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