Robust Time-of-Arrival Estimation with an Energy Detection Receiver


Christoph Steiner and Armin Wittneben


IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, ICUWB 2009, Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 2009.

DOI: 10.1109/ICUWB.2009.5288798

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In this paper we derive and analyze a novel time-of-arrival estimation rule, which is robust to channel length uncertainty and requires a-priori knowledge of noise variance and signal-to-noise ratio only. This estimator can easily be implemented using the output of a standard energy detection receiver. Moreover, we show by means of computer simulations applying various channel models that the proposed rule outperforms state of the art low complexity time-of-arrival estimation rules in terms of root mean squared error.

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