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Introduction to Ultra Wideband for Wireless Communications

Nikookar, Homayoun, Prasad, Ramjee

2009, XVIII, 188 p.

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  • Provides interesting material to (graduate) students and researchers working in the field of commercial Ultra Wide Band (UWB) wireless communications

Ultra Wideband (UWB) Technology is the cutting edge technology for wireless communications with a wide range of applications. In Introduction to Ultra Wideband for Wireless Communications UWB principles and technologies for wireless communications are explained clearly. Key issues such as UWB wireless channels, interference, signal processing as well as applications and standardization activities are addressed. Introduction to Ultra Wideband for Wireless Communications provides easy-to-understand material to (graduate) students and researchers working in the field of commercial UWB wireless communications. Due to tutorial nature of the book it can also be adopted as a textbook on the subject in the Telecommunications Engineering curriculum. Problems at the end of each chapter extend the reader’s understanding of the subject. Introduction to Ultra Wideband for Wireless Communications will also be useful for practicing engineers from industry who deal with the wireless systems that are designed and analyzed with the UWB technique.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Large Bandwidth - Modulation - Propagation - Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) - UWB - Ultra Wide Band (UWB) - Wireless Communications - Wireless Systems - antenna - communication - interference - sensor network

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

1. Introduction. 1.1. History of UWB. 1.2. Preview of the Book. References. 2. UWB for Wireless Communications. 2.1. UWB definition. 2.2. FCC Mask. 2.3. UWB Features. 2.4. Summary. Problems. References. 3. UWB Antennas. 3.1. Antenna requirements. 3.2. Radiation mechanism of the UWB Antenna. 3.3. Link Budget for UWB system taking into account the UWB antennas. 3.4. Short Range Analysis of UWB Antennas. 3.5. Summary. Problems. References. 4. Ultra Wide band UWB Wireless Channels. 4.1. Impulse Response Modeling of UWB Wireless Channels. 4.2. Modified Impulse Response Method. 4.3. The IEEE UWB Channel Model. 4.4. Frequency Modeling of UWB Channels. 4.5. Comparison of Time and Frequency Models. 4.6. Summary. Problems. References. 5. UWB Interference. 5.1. An Example: IEEE802-11.a Interference. 5.2. General Method of Signal to Interference Ratio Calculation. 5.3. Interference of UWB to Existing OFDM System. 5.4. Interference of UWB to Narrowband systems. 5.5. Interference to WiMax. 5.6. Interference Reduction. 5.7. Interference Mitigation of Wideband system on UWB using Multicarrier Templates. 5.8. Summary. Problems. References 6. UWB Signal Processing. 6.1. Modulation. 6.2. BER of Modulation Scheme. 6.3. Rake Receiver. 6.4. Transmit-Reference (T-R) Technique. 6.5. UWB Range- Data Rate Performance. 6.6. UWB Channel Capacity. 6.7. Summary. Problems. References. 7. UWB Technologies. 7.1. Impulse Radio. 7.2. Pulsed Multiband. 7.3. Multiband OFDM. 7.4. Comparison of UWB Technologies. Problems. References. 8. UWB Wireless Locationing. 8.1. Position Locationing Methods. 8.2. Time of Arrival Estimation. 8.3. NLOS Location Error. 8.4. Locationing with OFDM. 8.5. Summary. Problems. References. 9. UWB Applications. 9.1. Wireless Ad hoc Networking. 9.2. UWB Wireless Sensor Networks. 9.3. RFID. 9.4. Consumer Electronics and Personal Computers (PC). 9.5. Asset Location. 9.6. Medical Applications. 9.7. Summary. Problems. References. 10. UWB Regulation. 10.1. UWB Regulation in US. 10.2. UWB Regulation in Europe. 10.3. UWB Regulation in Japan. 10.4. UWB Regulation in Korea. 10.5. UWB Regulation in Singapore. 10.6. UWB Regulation in ITU. 10.7. IEEE Standardisation. 10.8. Summary. Problems. References. 11. The Vision of Europe on UWB Applications. 11.1. Magnet (My Personal Adaptive Global NET). 11.2. Magnet Beyond. 11.3. Pulsers (Pervasive Ultra-wideband Low Spectral Energy Radio Systems) 11.4. Summary. References. Index.

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