Finger selection for UWB Rake receivers

Sinan Gezici, Mung Chiang, Hisashi Kobayashi, H. Vincent Poor

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The problem of choosing the multipath components to be employed at a selective Rake receiver, the finger selection problem, is considered for an impulse radio ultra-wideband system. First, the finger selection problem for MRC-Rake receivers is considered and the suboptimality of the conventional scheme is shown by formulating the optimal solution according to the SINR maximization criterion. Due to the complexity of the optimal solution, a convex formulation is obtained by means of integer relaxation techniques. Then, the finger selection for MMSE-Rake receivers is studied and optimal and suboptimal schemes are presented. Finally, a genetic algorithm based solution is proposed for the finger selection problem, which works for various multipath combining schemes. Simulation studies are presented to compare the performance of different algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuropean Signal Processing Conference
StatePublished - 2006
Event14th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2006 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 4 2006Sep 8 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Convex optimization
  • Genetic algorithm (GA)
  • Impulse radio (IR)
  • Integer programming
  • Rake receiver
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB)


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