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Sensors 2015, 15(10), 24771-24790; doi:10.3390/s151024771

The Applications of Decision-Level Data Fusion Techniques in the Field of Multiuser Detection for DS-UWB Systems

School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Shanghai Electro-Mechanical Engineering Institute, Shanghai 200245, China
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 11 August 2015 / Revised: 17 September 2015 / Accepted: 18 September 2015 / Published: 25 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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In this paper, the decision-level data fusion techniques are extended to the multiuser detection (MUD) field. Then two novel MUD algorithms, that is the chairman arbitrating decision-level fusion criterion (CA-DFC) based MUD algorithm and the veto logic decision-level fusion criterion (VL-DFC) based MUD algorithm, are proposed for DS-UWB communication systems. In CA-DFC based method, the chairman can make his arbitration among the preliminary decisions from sub-optimal detectors by his own rule. In the VL-DFC based method, the undetermined bits in these preliminary decisions are considered to construct a simplified solution space, and then the chairman can make his final decision within this space. Simulation results demonstrate that the performances of CA-DFC and VL-DFC based MUD algorithms are superior to those of other sub-optimal MUD algorithms, and even close to that of OMD. Moreover, both of these proposed algorithms have lower computational complexity than OMD, which reveals their efficiency. Compared with CA-DFC, VL-DFC based algorithm achieves a little improvement in its performance, at the cost of the increment in its computational complexity. Thus, they can be applied to different practical situations. View Full-Text
Keywords: data fusion; decision-level fusion criterion (DFC); multiuser detection (MUD); DS-UWB data fusion; decision-level fusion criterion (DFC); multiuser detection (MUD); DS-UWB

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Gu, Y.; Yang, M.; Shi, Z.; Wu, Z. The Applications of Decision-Level Data Fusion Techniques in the Field of Multiuser Detection for DS-UWB Systems. Sensors 2015, 15, 24771-24790.

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