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A Programmable Receiver for Communication Systems and Its Application to Impulse Radio

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Author(s): Roman Merz | Cyril Botteron | Frédéric Chastellain | Pierre-André Farine

Journal: Research Letters in Communications
ISSN 1687-6741

Volume: 2009;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The design of a programmable receiver for an ultra wideband (UWB) communication is presented. The receiver is using a fast analog to digital converter (ADC) and a field programmable gate array (FPGA) allowing a rapid performance evaluation for various system architectures and signal processing algorithms. To demonstrate the performance and the versatility of the receiver, a simple communication system and a localization system are implemented. The accuracy of the latter is presented for an indoor environment.

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