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Ultrawideband Communications- An Idea Whose Time has Still Yet to Come?

Catherwood, P and Scanlon, W (2015) Ultrawideband Communications- An Idea Whose Time has Still Yet to Come? IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 57 (2). pp. 38-43. [Journal article]

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This paper presents a critical analysis of ultrawideband (UWB) and considers the turbulent journey it has had from the Federal Communications Commission’s bandwidth allocation in 2002 to today. It analyzes the standards, the standoffs, and the stalemate in standardization activities and investigates the past and present research and commercial activities in realizing the UWB dream. In this paper, statistical evidence is presented to depict UWB’s changing fortunes and is utilized as an indicator of future prominence. This paper reviews some of the opinions and remarks from commentators and analyzes predictions that were made. Finally, it presents possible ways forward to reignite the high-data-rate UWB standardization pursuit.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Ultrawideband (UWB); UWB radar; IEEE 802.15 standards; mobile communication; SHF communication; personal area networks (PANs); wireless sensor networks; microwave communication; UWB technology; high-definition television (HDTV)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:31746
Deposited By: Dr Philip Catherwood
Deposited On:08 Jun 2015 14:05
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:18

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