Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology has great potential for applications in wireless communications, radar and location. It has many benefits due to its ultra-wideband nature, which include high data rate, less path loss and better immunity to multipath propagation, availability of low-cost transceivers, low transmit power and low interference. Despite R&D results so far demonstrating that UWB radio is a promising solution for high-rate short-range wireless communications, further extensive investigation is necessary towards developing effective and efficient UWB communication systems and UWB technology.
Ultra-wideband Wireless Communications and Networks explores both the fundamental aspects and the more advanced topics of networks and applications. Challenges and up-to-date technical progress in the field are presented, with timely reporting of results from cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art technology in UWB wireless communications.
- Unique focus on UWB wireless communications rather than previously covered UWB radar aspects.
- Topics include: radio propagation and large scale variations, pulse propagation and channel modelling, MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) RF subsystems and ad hoc networks.
- Features a wealth of tables, illustrations and photographs.
This book is aimed at professionals wishing to enhance their knowledge of UWB wireless communications systems for short range communications. It will also appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate students who require information on the key topics in this area.
About the Author
Professor Xuemin Shen works in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests are Wireless/Internet interworking, Resource and mobility management, Voice over mobile IP, WiFi, WAP, Bluetooth, UWB wireless applications, ad hoc wireless networks.
Dr. Mohsen Guizani is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Western Michigan university. Dr. Guizani's research interests include Computer Networks, Wireless Communications and Computing, Design and Analysis of Computer Systems, and Optical Networking. He is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, published by John Wiley.
Professor Robert Caiming works in the Center for Manufacturing Research/Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Tennessee Technological University, USA. His research interests include Wireless communications and systems (3G, 4G, UWB), Radar/communications signal processing and Time-domain Electromagnetics.
Professor Tho Le-Ngoc works in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University. His research interests include Broadband Communications: Advanced Transmission, Multiple-Access and Dynamic Capacity Allocation Techniques.