ULTRA Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Application / Edition 1

ULTRA Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Application / Edition 1

by Faranak Nekoogar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131463268

ISBN-13: 9780131463264

Pub. Date: 09/23/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131463264
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/23/2005
Series:
Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.79(d)

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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