Ultrawideband (UWB) communication systems offer an unprecedented opportunity to impact the future communication world. The enormous available bandwidth, the wide scope of the data rate / range trade-off, as well as the potential for very low-cost operation leading to pervasive usage, all present a unique opportunity for UWB systems to impact the way people and intelligent machines communicate and interact with their environment. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the state of the art of UWB systems from theory to applications. Due to the rapid progress of multidisciplinary UWB research, such an overview can only be achieved by combining the areas of expertise of several scientists in the field. More than 30 leading UWB researchers and practitioners have contributed to this book covering the major topics relevant to UWB. These topics include UWB signal processing, UWB channel measurement and modeling, higher-layer protocol issues, spatial aspects of UWB signaling, UWB regulation and standardization, implementation issues, and UWB applications as well as positioning. The book is targeted at advanced academic researchers, wireless designers, and graduate students wishing to greatly enhance their knowledge of all aspects of UWB systems.
About the Author
Thomas Kaiser received a Diploma degree from the Ruhr-University Bochum in 1991, a Ph.D. degree in 1995 and a German habilitation degree in 2000, both from Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg and in Electrical Engineering. He has published more than 80 papers in International Journals and at Conferences. His current research interest focuses on Applied Signal Processing with emphasis on multi-antenna systems, especially its applicability to ultra-wideband systems and with implementation issues.
Ian Oppermann, from 1996 to 2002, was CTO of an Australian Software Development company developing network planning and optimisation tools. He also earned his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1997 where his thesis explored CDMA physical layer technologies. In 2005, he completed an MBA at the University of London. Ian Oppermann is currently the Director of OSP (Operations Solutions Performance) Products within Nokia Networks Finland. Within his product development portfolio are leading edge network planning and optimisation tools for 2G and 3G technologies.
Andreas F. Molisch received his M. Sc., Ph.D., and habilitation degrees from the TU Vienna, Austria, in 1990, 1994, and 1999, respectively. His current research interests are multiple-antenna systems, wireless channel measurement and modeling, ultra wideband systems, sensor networks, and OFDM.
Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto obtained her Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 1987 from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. In 1991, she joined the Faculty of Engineering of University of Rome La Sapienza, where currently she is a Full Professor of Telecommunications at the Infocom Department. Christian Politano, ST Microelectronics, F-01630 St Genis, France.
Domenico Porcino, a professor at Philips Research Laboratories, Cross Oak Lane, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5HA, UK.