Transmitted-Reference (TR) signaling, in conjunction with an autocorrelation receiver (AcR), offers a low-complexity alternative to Rake reception in ultrawide bandwidth systems. This paper provides a unified performance analysis of various TR schemes by developing an analytical framework based on the sampling expansion approach. Specifically, we derive the uncoded bit error probability (BEP) of different TR signaling schemes, including TR and differential TR (DTR) signaling valid for a broad class of fading channels. We consider both AcRs and modified AcRs with noise averaging. We further develop a quasi-analytical method as well as an approximate analytical method to extend the BEP analysis to include the effect of narrowband interference (NBI). We show that the approximate analytical method is particularly useful in obtaining BEP expressions that provide insight into the effect of NBI. We quantify the effects of NBI and channel power dispersion profile on the optimum integration interval of an AcR. Finally, we compare TR and DTR signaling in terms of their sensitivity to NBI.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics