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Ultra-wideband (UWB): Technology, Applications, and Solutions

Published by Mind Commerce: July 2009
Author: Sanjay Chatterjee
90 Pages
Dec 03, 2010—Single user: $495
Company license: $1,495


Ultra-wideband (UWB) communications is fundamentally different from all other communication techniques because it employs extremely narrow RF pulses to communicate between transmitters and receivers. Utilizing short-duration pulses as the building blocks for communications directly generates a very wide bandwidth and offers several advantages, such as large throughput, covertness, robustness to jamming, and coexistence with current radio services. Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology offers a promising solution to the RF spectrum drought by allowing new services to coexist with current radio systems with minimal or no interference. This coexistence brings the advantage of avoiding the expensive spectrum licensing fees that providers of all other radio services must pay.

Ultra-wideband (UWB): Technology, Applications, and Solutions 2009 evaluates various aspects of UWB starting with UWB technology basics and also focusing on the advanced concepts of UWB including design issues and bottlenecks. The report also evaluates products and some key players of the UWB arena, current developments, and product potential including: cable TV, asset management, radar and imaging, surveillance systems, and medical applications. The report also analyzes the future possibilities of UWB and potential pitfalls taking into account some important case studies and recent deployments all around the world. A future roadmap is also presented in this report with special emphasis based on the developing and developed countries. The future of the technology is also presented in the research and thus can be very useful to evaluate the technology and understand the key findings and shortcomings of the technology giving special focus and comparisons with PAN.

In the first part of the report there are some important investigations related to cost estimations and also the business aspects of UWB. This will give the user a clear understanding regarding the current status of UWB with a focus on the technology management issues for deployment and the shortcomings the current technology is unable to address.

Key Technical and Business Questions Answered

  • What are the UWB standards?
  • What is the architecture of a UWB system?
  • What is the issue with data rates and UWB?
  • What are the modulation techniques for UWB?
  • What are the available license bands for UWB?
  • What are the interference Issues related to UWB?
  • What are the UWB technology advantages and disadvantages?
  • What are the issues related to UWB and saturation of WLAN/Bluetooth?
  • What are the alternative technologies to UWB and its benefits and drawbacks?
  • What are the implementation issues of UWB systems (antenna, power and modulation)?
  • What are the applications of UWB, with special focus on asset management, radar, surveillance system, medical applications?

  • What are the Business aspects of UWB?
  • What are the commercial & market trends of UWB?
  • What is the cost analysis of UWB products?
  • What are the products available and the major companies in the domain?
  • What are the future applications of UWB in military, government and commercial applications?
  • What are the practical applications of UWB (asset management, radar, surveillance system, medical applications)?

Applications Covered in Report:
  • Cable TV
  • Asset Management
  • Radar and Imaging
  • Security Applications
  • Medical Applications
  • Location and Tracking
  • Vehicular Radar Systems
  • High-Penetrating Radar Systems
  • Low Data Rate and Low Power UWB
  • Communications and Sensors using UWB Technology

Companies Covered in Report:
  • Aether Wire & Location
  • Blue7 Communications
  • Cellonics
  • Freescale Semiconductor (Motorola)
  • Furaxa
  • General Atomics
  • Intel
  • Multispectral Solutions
  • Pulse~LINK
  • Pulsicom Technologies
  • Staccato Communications
  • Time Domain Corporation
  • TZero Technologies
  • Wisair
  • Zircon

  • Personal Area Network (PAN) application companies
  • Ultra Wide Band (UWB) application companies
  • Military, government, and corporate organizations
  • Investors and analysts in narrowband communications
  • RFID hardware, software, and solution vendors

Table of Contents

Section - I
  • Introduction

Section - II 

  • UWB - History and Evolution
  • An Insight of UWB
  • Standards of UWB
  • Grass Root of UWB Regulations
  • European Standards
  • American Standards
  • CEPT
  • Bottlenecks and Stoppers for Regulating UWB 

Section III

  • License bands
  • Frequency allotments and Data-rates
  • Statistical analysis of the Frequency bands and data rates
  • Modern Communication systems 

Section IV

  • Modulation Techniques for UWB
  • Multiple Access schemes related to UWB

Section V

  • Architecture for UWB receiver
  • Analysis of MIMO and UWB
  • UWB and its Potential
  • Important Issues
  • Spectrum Saturation
  • PAN a WLAN Killer

Section VI

Applications of UWB

  • Cable TV
  • Asset Management
  • Radar and Imaging
  • High Penetrating Radar Systems
  • Surveillance systems
  • Medical Applications
  • Vehicular Radar Systems
  • Communication and Sensor Technology using UWB

Low Data Rate and Low Power UWB

Major implementation issues of UWB systems

  • Antenna
  • Power
  • Modulation

Section VII
  • Practical Applications of UWB
  • UWB as an Alternative Technology and its benefits
  • Location based applications 
  • Future Applications of UWB 

Sections VIII

  • Recent developments in the UWB Domain
  • Brief analysis of the products available in the Market
  • List of Companies participating in the UWB revolution 

Section IX

  • Developments of UWB
  • Business Aspects of UWB
  • Future Changes in UWB
  • Commercial & Market Trends
  • Cost Estimation and Decay Analysis
  • General Trends
  • Future Perspectives
Section X

UWB Applications of the future
  • Military
  • Government
  • Commercial

Advantages of UWB over the existing systems

Interference issues of UWB
Section XI

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Sanjay Chatterjee is an expert in ZigBee and Active RFID systems. He has developed Tracking solutions, Message Communication systems, Sensor Networks for environment sensing using ZigBee. He has successfully developed a rapidly deployable, self configurable, self healing Tracking System with Active RFID along with the GUI, and a handheld based active RFID reader/writer using the ZigBee protocol and transceiver.

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