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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications: Fundamentals and Applications

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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications: Fundamentals and Applications

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Ultra-Wideband stands poised to replace any current wireless technology and revolutionize even the SOHO market.

° UWB is a revolutionary wireless technology for transmitting digital data over a wide spectrum of frequency bands with very low power

° Aggressive commercialization efforts of UWB technology are currently in progress

° Describes essentials of Ultra-wideband (UWB) communications systems as well as its target markets such as military, entertainment, and automotive industries

Description

  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-278223-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-278223-4

The Easy-to-Understand, Up-to-the-Minute Guide to UWB Technologies, Applications, and Markets

Ultra-wideband's exceptional capacity and power characteristics make it one of this generation's most exciting technologies. From wireless communications to entertainment, and from the automotive industry to homeland security, UWB is poised to revolutionize an extraordinary array of applications. Now, one of the field's leading experts presents the most accessible and up-to-date UWB guidebook ever written.

Dr. Faranak Nekoogar explains UWB principles and technologies simply and clearly, addressing key issues such as pulse generation, modulation, multiple access techniques, and interference. In addition, she presents a complete market analysis--identifying the most promising applications, initial and future markets, and regulatory trends.

Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications will be indispensable for everyone interested in UWB technology, regardless of their radio frequency experience: engineers, managers, marketers, analysts, purchasing agents, business strategists, journalists, and students alike.

Inside you will find

  • An introduction to UWB: history, background, advantages, and challenges
  • How UWB compares to narrowband and spread-spectrum wideband systems
  • Fundamentals of UWB short-pulse generation and propagation
  • Competing single-band and multiband approaches
  • UWB antenna concepts and their implications for systems and networks
  • Popular modulation/demodulation schemes and multiple-access techniques
  • Coexistence with today's WLAN, GPS, and cellular phone systems
  • Current and evolving FCC and worldwide regulation of UWB technology
  • In-depth coverage of UWB applications and markets, with adoption timelines and forecasts through 2010
  • A comprehensive, easy-to-understand glossary and extensive references for further reading

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

1. Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Communications.

    Introduction

    History and Background

    UWB Concepts

    UWB Signals

    Advantages

    Challenges

    Differences Between UWB and Spread Spectrum

    Single Band vs. Multiband

    The Regulatory Situation

    FCC Emission Limits

    UWB Applications

    Summary

    References

    Bibliography

2. UWB Sources and Antennas.

    Introduction

    UWB Pulse Generation

    UWB Antennas

    Summary

    References

    Bibliography

3. Pulse-Detection and Multiple-Access Techniques.

    Introduction

    Conventional Pulse-Detection Techniques

    Pulse Modulation and Detection Techniques

    UWB Multiple-Access Techniques

    Summary

    References

    Bibliography

4. Interference Issues.

    Introduction

    Interference Effects on IEEE 802.11a/b WLANs

    Interference to GPS Receivers

    Interference to Cellular Systems

    Summary

    References

    Bibliography

5. Applications and Target Markets.

    Introduction

    Initial Mass Market Opportunities

    Speed-to-Market Advantages

    Driving CE, PC, and Mobile Industry Convergence

    Existing Potential Markets

    Target Consumer Electronics Products

    Target PC-Oriented Markets

    UWB in Consumer Electronics Devices

    UWB for PC-Oriented Applications

    Future Mass Market

    Adoption Timeline

    Additional and Niche Markets

    UWB Market Players

    Summary

    References

    Bibliography

Appendix A: Theoretical Derivations of UWB Interference Effects on Existing Radio Systems.

    802.11a/b WLAN Systems

    GPS Receivers

    CDMA-Based Cellular Systems

    References

Abbreviations.

Glossary.

Index.

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