This paper proposes an impulse radio ultrawideband (IR-UWB) wireless network channel model for next-generation wireless avionic system (NGWAS). Complexities such as poor network localization, redundant wiring, network security flaws, suitable physical proximity to the aircraft system¡¯s controller and need to guarantee scalable wireless network access have necessitated the adoption of wing system units of a passenger aircraft for this scheme¡¯s deployment. The proposed IR-UWB approach aims at alleviating the attendant drawbacks by selecting optimal channel path from available paths on the basis of bit error rate (BER), based on the numerical results obtained from the Saleh–Valenzuela (S-V) principle. Cooperative relay transmission schemes factored upon transmission power, overall outage probability and spectral-energy efficiency tradeoffs for the relay network communication were also investigated and compared with the noncooperative schemes. Simulation results validate maximum data packet delivery while a strong network signal strength is attained. Comparative approach of the performances of the IR-UWB standardized channel models are also evaluated.
Manuscript received October 27, 2017;
Manuscript revised July 22, 2018 and January 26, 2019;
Released for publication March 30, 2019.
Date of publication May 3, 2019;
Date of current version February 7, 2020.
(ISSN: 0018-925, SCIE, Q1, IF: 3.672)
(DOI. No. 10.1109/TAES.2019.2914538)
Available online: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8705273