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  1. Project: IEEE P802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Submission Title: [Intel CFP Presentation for a UWB PHY] Date Submitted: [3March, 2003] Source: [Jeff Foerster, V. Somayazulu, S. Roy, E. Green, K. Tinsley, C. Brabenac, D. Leeper, M. Ho] Company [Intel Corporation] Address [JF3-212, 2111 N.E. 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR, 97124] Voice [503-264-6859], FAX: [503-264-3483] E-Mail:[] Re:[The contribution is in response to the Call for Proposals for a high-rate WPAN extension to be developed in the IEEE 802.15.3a task group.] Abstract: [This contribution details a proposal for a high-rate, short-range WPAN physical layer approach based upon a multi-banded UWB system architecture. The system has variable data rates to address numerous application requirements; flexible spectrum management techniques to adapt, either dynamically or statically, to different interference and regulatory environments; good performance in the presence of multipath and multiple access interference with several areas for improvement in the future; and scalable levels of complexity and power consumption to support devices with different device implementation targets.] Purpose: [This contribution is given to the IEEE 802.15.3a task group for consideration as a possible high-rate, short-range physical layer solution for WPAN applications.] Notice: This document has been prepared to assist the IEEE P802.15. It is offered as a basis for discussion and is not binding on the contributing individual(s) or organization(s). The material in this document is subject to change in form and content after further study. The contributor(s) reserve(s) the right to add, amend or withdraw material contained herein. Release: The contributor acknowledges and accepts that this contribution becomes the property of IEEE and may be made publicly available by P802.15. Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  2. Intel’s Multi-band UWB PHY Proposal for IEEE 802.15.3a Jeff Foerster, V. Somayazulu, S. Roy, E. Green, K. Tinsley, C. Brabenac, D. Leeper, M. Ho Intel Corporation Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  3. Overview of Presentation • Why UWB for 802.15.3a and why spectrum agility? • Proposed multiband UWB PHY system architecture • Modulation, coding, pulse shaping • Link budget and supported data rates • Multiple access techniques and performance • Channelization methods • Multipath mitigation techniques and performance • Coexistence and narrowband interference mitigation • Acquisition and preamble definition • Implementation feasibility • Summary • Backup Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  4. Why UWB and why spectrum agility? • Why UWB for IEEE 802.15.3a? • UWB technology is uniquely suited for high-rate, short range access • Theoretical advantages for approaching high rates by scaling bandwidth • Newly allocated unlicensed spectrum (7.5 GHz) that does not take away from other narrowband systems (licensed or unlicensed) • CMOS implementations now possible at these higher frequencies • Why spectrum agility for a UWB solution? • Just because the FCC allows UWB to transmit on top of other services does not mean we should! • Government regulations should be broader than industry requirements • Spectrum usage and interference environment changes by country location, within a local usage area, and over time • Enable adaptive detection and avoidance strategies for better coexistence and possible non-contiguous spectrum allocations for flexible regulations in future • Allow for simple backward compatibility and future scalability Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  5. Time (ns) Frequency (GHz) A Multi-banded approach for Spectrum Agility • Divide spectrum into separate bands (BW > 500 MHz) • Allow devices to statically or dynamically select which bands to use for transmission • Decision based on device throughput requirements, interference environment, geographical location, etc. • Modulate data in an appropriate manner using a concatenation of these bands Single Symbol Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  6. Proposed Multi-band UWB PHY System Architecture Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  7. UWB PHY System Architecture • Transmitter and example receiver block diagrams • Coding/Interleaving/Modulation Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  8. UWB PHY System Architecture • Proposed Modulation and Coding • M-ary Binary Orthogonal Keying (MBOK) + QPSK Modulation • Power efficient modulation • Orthogonal code (Walsh-Hadamard) with interleaving allows for symbol decision feedback equalization • Fast Hadamard Transforms exist with low latency and low complexity • Outer Reed-Solomon Code • Reed-Solomon used to correct burst errors • System architecture can accommodate any of these alternate coding options • Punctured Convolutional Codes • Concatenated Convolutional + Reed-Solomon • Turbo codes (convolutional or product code based) • Low density parity check (LDPC) codes Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  9. UWB PHY System Architecture • Waveform Shape and Frequency Mapping • 3 nsec pulse with rectified cosine shape (~700 MHz 10-dB bandwidth) • Frequency separation = 550 MHz • Center Frequencies • 1st 7 bands: [3.6, 4.15, 4.7, 5.25, 5.8, 6.35, 6.9] GHz • 2nd 6 bands: [7.45, 8, 8.55, 9.1, 9.65, 10.2] GHz • Frequency offset of 275 MHz support for enhanced channelization • 1st 7 bands: [3.875, 4.425, 4.975, 5.525, 6.075, 6.625, 7.175] • 2nd 5 bands: [7.725, 8.275, 8.825, 9.375, 9.925] Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  10. UWB PHY System Architecture • Framing and non-overlapping symbol mapping (extended time-frequency codes) • Extension factor (N) = # of symbols Tx before hopping to new frequency (N=4 selected for this proposal) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  11. 4 UWB PHY System Architecture read 32 write • Mapping and interleaving of bi-orthogonal codewords • Block interleave 4 bi-orthogonal codewords (as shown below) • 6/3 byte interleaving delay (depending on I/Q interleaving strategy) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  12. Link Budget and Supported Data Rates Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  13. Link Budget and Supported Data Rates • Assumptions (see backup for more details) • 7 dB system noise figure • 0 dBi Tx/Rx antennas • 3 dB ‘implementation margin’ • 7 bands (3.6 – 6.9 GHz) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  14. Link Budget and Supported Data Rates • Alternate rates can be supported using different number of bands (>7 bands supported through parallel transmission) • * Possible signaling schemes for Beacon • Allows for lower complexity devices to join the network • Bands could be located between 3.1-5.1 GHz for easier coexistence with 802.11a Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  15. Multiple Access Techniques and Performance Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  16. System uses a combination of DS/FH CDMA with optional FDM DS enabled through use of random PN mask applied to every chip + low rate code Different users use different offset of long PN sequence FH enabled through periodic Time-Frequency (FH) codes (7 bands numbered 0…6) 6 codes available FDM enabled through piconet coordination Receiver implementations Rake receiver improves piconet isolation Channelization for multiple piconets* Time slots in frame 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 0 2 4 6 1 3 5 2 0 3 6 2 5 1 4 Piconet number 3 0 4 1 5 2 6 3 4 0 5 3 1 6 4 2 5 0 6 5 4 3 2 1 6 * TDMA used within a piconet Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  17. Multiple Access Performance in Multipath • Simulation results based on • 108 Mbps mode with 7 bands, RS encoder, 6/32 MBOK, 200 packets (221 byte packets), No AWGN (for simplicity) • CM1(1) channel used for desired user (normalized total energy to one…take out effects of shadowing) • One interfering user tested using 25 CM1, CM2, and CM3 channels (normalized total energy to one…channels selected were 2-26) • Random propagation delay between desired and interfering user • No frequency offset (simulations show 2-3 dB ISR improvement with offset) • Metric used: Maximum Interference-to-signal ratio (ISR) • Results (% channels with 0 packet errors) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  18. Multiple Access Performance in Multipath • Interpretation of results • Results based on single user interference yields total interference margin • Margin can be divided between small number of close-in interferers or larger number of further away interferers (correlation of random PN mask and long MBOK codeword makes interference look noise-like) • Example: Assume desired user operating at 5 m distance • ISR = 6 dB allows one interferer at 2.5 m distance or 4 interferers at 5 m distance • Results show 6+ dB of protection for most channels tested • Many CM3 channels with 7+ dB of protection • Many CM1 and CM2 channels with 10+ dB of protection Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  19. Multiple Access Performance in Multipath • How much is enough? • Protection needed only when ‘simultaneous’ transmissions occur • Not all devices will be transmitting at the same time • Always cases when more protection is needed • Uncoordinated techniques for improved MAI rejection • With increasing levels of SIR degradation due to MAI • use offset frequency bands (improves ISR by 2-3 dB) • reduce code rate • reduce number of occupied bands (drop heavily interfered bands) • Coordinated techniques for improved MAI rejection • Use “child” piconet mechanism in 802.15.3 MAC to • Create time slots for the interfering piconets • Create frequency band-sets for the interfering piconets (FDM) • Piconets do not need time synchronization after coordination • Could help address severe near-far problems Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  20. Multipath Mitigation Techniques and Performance Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  21. Multipath Mitigation Methods • Multipath mitigated through 4 techniques • Interleaving MBOK chips over different frequencies provides frequency diversity • MRC of chips in MBOK decoder • Time-frequency codes results in 72 nsec separation between frequency ‘on’ times (allows for multipath to ring down) • ISI between 4 adjacent chips during ‘on’ time requires equalization • Interleaving MBOK codewords allows for effective decision feedback equalizer • Feed-forward filter can capture energy of multipath during 4-chip ‘on’ time • Additional rake fingers could also be used Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  22. Multipath Performance • Simulation results based on • 108 Mbps mode with 7 bands, RS encoder, 6/32 MBOK • 200 packets (221 byte packets) • 100 realizations of CM1, CM2, and CM3 (CM4 in future) • 333 MHz sample rate (one sample per chip) • Fixed sample time between samples (sub-optimum sampling per band) • Simple decision feedback equalizer + 4-tap feed-forward rake filter • No rake • Results (% channels with 0 packet errors) *SNR at 10 m Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  23. Multipath Performance • Interpretation of results • Link performance dominated by energy capture (shadowing + finite length rake) • Simple equalizer not sufficient for ~10% of channels in each case • Maximum Eb/No = 12.8 dB @ 10 m can be supported (includes the implementation margin…some implementation losses captured in sims) • Can close-the-link for all channels in which Eb/No~12 dB yields 0 packet errors • Lots of room for improvement • Improved receiver design • Improved equalizer + rake combining schemes (4-tap MMSE equalizer) • Add more rake arms • Detect partial overlapping pulses within 12 nsec interval • Add parallel receiver branches to capture energy in 24+ nsec intervals • Improved sampling time by optimizing for each band • Alternate FEC schemes Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  24. Coexistence and Narrowband Interference Mitigation Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  25. Coexistence Strategies • Static Control • Pre-configure device (through software control) not to use a particular band • Based on geographic region or device usage • Dynamic Control • Allow device to detect presence of NBI and avoid • Device interoperability requirements could specify detection requirements to ensure adequate control • Similar methods used in 802.11h for WLAN coexistence with radar systems in Europe • UWB power emitted into 802.11a bands • Avoiding 5.25 (5.8) GHz band for lower (upper) UNII band coexistence: < -20 dB attenuation from Part 15 limits at band edge • UWB power emitted into 4.9 GHz WLAN band in Japan • Avoiding 4.7 (4.975 using frequency offset channels) GHz band: < -10 dB (<-20 dB) attenuation from Part 15 limits at band edge Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  26. Narrowband Interference Strategies • RF Front End Implications • All UWB systems must deal with strong interference at antenna (not unique to multi-band solutions) • Can be handled through filters, component linearity requirements, and power consumption • For strong NBI • Detect and avoid use of band via signaling to PNC • Rely on adjacent channel rejection of filters + receiver signal processing • For moderate or weak NBI sources (SIR < X dB) • Let link design and receiver implementations mitigate interference • UWB pulsed signaling + MBOK + RS coding • Interference suppression and/or cancellation techniques Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  27. Acquisition and Preamble Definition Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  28. Preamble Definition • Goal: Pfa and Pmd ~ 10% of 8% PER target, i.e. < 0.008 • Simulations in multipath so far show estimated preamble lengths • to be quite conservative • Preamble divided into two parts • CCA/packet detection + coarse timing acquisition • Fine timing adjustment + channel estimation + SIR estimation Step 1 CCA/packet detect, Coarse Timing 5.4ms Step 2 Fine timing; channel, SIR estimation 4ms Total proposed preamble time: 9.4ms • Beacon packets use the basic preamble structure shown • Actual preamble sequence discussed in back-up based on concatenation of CAZAC sequences • Shorter preamble options can be used for higher throughputs Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  29. Implementation feasibility Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  30. Implementation feasibility • Proposed multi-band architecture has many elements designed to reduce complexity and power consumption • Non-overlapped timing • Shared pulse generator, ADC, correlator, … • Reduced power consumption via duty cycle of bands • Don’t necessarily require N continuously running PLLs • ADC sampling at symbol rate (330 MHz for 1 sample/symbol or 660 MHz for 2 samples/symbol) • Reused circuits = smaller die area • Many elements in common with other UWB architectures • LNA, mixers, BP/LP filters, AGC, VGA, digital processing (FEC, equalization, etc.) • Many possible transceiver implementations Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  31. Implementation feasibility Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  32. Implementation feasibility RX Oversampling Factor *0.18um mixed signal CMOS (all components, including LNA), 5-bit ADCs, digital processing excluded, estimates for smaller # of bands not optimized. Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  33. Summary Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  34. Summary • Proposed UWB multi-band system architecture provides spectrum flexibility for • Good coexistence with narrowband systems • Adapting to different regulatory environments • Future scalability of spectrum use (don’t need to occupy all 7.5 GHz of spectrum today) • Good performance with multiple access interference and multipath • Additional back-off modes for improved robustness • Room for improvement in receiver implementations • Next steps • Work with IEEE 802.15.3a members to merge ideas towards a single UWB PHY Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  35. 802.15.3a Early Merge Work Intel will be cooperating with: • Time Domain • Discrete Time • General Atomics • Wisair • Philips • FOCUS Enhancements • Samsung • Objectives: • “Best” Technical Solution • ONE Solution • Excellent Business Terms • Fast Time To Market We encourage participation by any party who can help us reach our goals. Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  36. Backup Material Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  37. Backup Material • Self-evaluation matrix • Example Link Budget Calculation • Piconet setup example for selecting channels • Simulation results for multiple access interference with multipath • Simulation results for single user in multipath • Preamble definition and detection characteristics • Ranging techniques • Channel characteristics vs. pulse bandwidth Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  38. Self-evaluation Matrix: General Solution Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  39. Self-evaluation Matrix: PHY Protocol Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  40. Self-evaluation Matrix: MAC Enhancements Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  41. Example Link Budget Calculation Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  42. Scan using all permissible T-F codes for 3-band/1-band beacons PNC scans for beacons from other PNCs No Beacons found Beacons found SIR estimation over 7 bands to determine which bands to occupy If possible, choose different T-F code or band offset Else Generate beacon message encoding number of bands supported, etc. Transmit (3-band or 1-band) beacons with chosen T-F code Use child piconet mechanism to create a separate piconet, using FDM or TDM DEVs scan for beacons and join piconet Piconet Setup Example Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  43. Multiple Access Performance Simulations • CM1(1) desired path, CM1(2-26) interfering path Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  44. Multiple Access Performance Simulations • CM1(1) desired path, CM2(2-26) interfering path Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  45. Multiple Access Performance Simulations • CM1(1) desired path, CM3(2-26) interfering path Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  46. Single-user Multipath Performance Simulations: CM1 (~5 nsec RMS delay) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  47. Single-user Multipath Performance Simulations: CM2 (~8 nsec RMS delay) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  48. Single-user Multipath Performance Simulations: CM3 (~14 nsec RMS delay) Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  49. Preamble Definition Step 1 CCA/packet detect, Coarse Timing Step 2 Fine timing, channel estimation, SIR estimation Step 1 Total 16 reps of CAZAC-16 sequence per band x 84ns frame time = 5.4 ms s0s’0s’’0s’’’0 s1s’1s’’1s’’’1 s1s’1s’’1s’’’1 s0s’0s’’0s’’’0 Frequency band s15s’15s’’15s’’’15 12 ns 84 ns CAZAC-16 sequences: {s0s1…s15}, {s’0s’1…s’15}, {s”0s”1…s”15} {s”’0s”’1…s”’15}, Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation

  50. Preamble Definition Step 2 12 reps of CAZAC-16 sequence per band x 84ns frame time = 4 ms s0s’0s’’0s’’’0 s1s’1s’’1s’’’1 s1s’1s’’1s’’’1 s0s’0s’’0s’’’0 Frequency band s15s’15s’’15s’’’15 12 ns 84 ns CAZAC-16 sequences: {s0s1…s15}, {s’0s’1…s’15}, {s”0s”1…s”15} {s”’0s”’1…s”’15}, Jeff Foerster, Intel Corporation