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Ultra Wideband Wireless Communication

ISBN: 978-0-471-71521-4
520 pages
October 2006
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An international panel of experts provide major research issues and a self-contained, rapid introduction to the theory and application of UWB

This book delivers end-to-end coverage of recent advances in both the theory and practical design of ultra wideband (UWB) communication networks. Contributions offer a worldwide perspective on new and emerging applications, including WPAN, sensor and ad hoc networks, wireless telemetry, and telemedicine. The book explores issues related to the physical layer, medium access layer, and networking layer.

Following an introductory chapter, the book explores three core areas:
* Analysis of physical layer and technology issues
* System design elements, including channel modeling, coexistence, and interference mitigation and control
* Review of MAC and network layer issues, up to the application

Case studies present examples such as network and transceiver design, assisting the reader in understanding the application of theory to real-world tasks.

Ultra Wideband Wireless Communication enables technical professionals, graduate students, engineers, scientists, and academic and professional researchers in mobile and wireless communications to become conversant with the latest theory and applications by offering a survey of all important topics in the field. It also serves as an advanced mathematical treatise; however, the book is organized to allow non-technical readers to bypass the mathematical treatments and still gain an excellent understanding of both theory and practice.
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Ultra Wideband (Hüseyin Arslan and Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto)

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Scope of the Book.

Chapter 2 UWB Channel Estimation and Synchronization (Irena Maravic and Martin Vetterli).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Channel Estimation at SubNyquist Sampling Rate.

2.3 Performance Evaluation.

2.4 Estimating UWB Channels with Frequency-Dependent Distortion.

2.5 Channel Estimation from Multiple Bands.

2.6 Low-Complexity Rapid Acquisition in UWB Localizers.

2.7 Conclusions.

Chapter 3 Ultra Wideband Geolocation (Sinan Gezici, Zafer Sahinoglu, Hisashi Kobayashi, and H. Vincent Poor).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Signal Model.

3.3 Positioning Techniques.

3.4 Main Sources of Error in Time-Based Positioning.

3.5 Ranging and Positioning.

3.6 Location-Aware Applications.

3.7 Conclusions.

Chapter 4 UWB Modulation Options (H&uUML;seyin Arslan, Ismail Güen&ccedil, and Sadia Ahmed).

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 UWB Signaling Techniques.

4.3 Data Mapping.

4.4 Spectral Characteristics.

4.5 Data Mapping and Transceiver Complexity.

4.6 Modulation Performances in Practical Conditions.

4.7 Conclusion.

Chapter 5 Ultra Wideband Pulse Shaper Design (Zhi Tian, Timothy N. Davidson, Xiliang Luo, Xianren Wu, and Georgios B. Giannakis).

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Transmit Spectrum and Pulse Shaper.

5.3 FIR Digital Pulse Design.

5.4 Optimal UWB Single Pulse Design.

5.5 Optimal UWB Orthogonal Pulse Design.

5.6 Design Examples and Comparisons.

5.7 Conclusions.

Chapter 6 Antenna Issues (Zhi Ning Chen).

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Design Considerations.

6.3 Antenna and Pulse versus BER Performance.

Chapter 7 Ultra Wideband Receiver Architectures (Hüseyin Arslan).

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 System Model.

7.3 UWB Receiver Related Issues.

7.4 TH-IR-UWB Receiver Options.

7.5 Conclusion.

Chapter 8 Ultra Wideband Channel Modeling and Its Impact on System Design (Chia-Chin Chong).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Principles and Background of UWB Multipath Propagation Channel Modeling.

8.3 Channel Sounding Techniques.

8.4 UWB Statistical-Based Channel Modeling.

8.5 Impact of UWB Channel on System Design.

8.6 Conclusion.

Chapter 9 MIMO and UWB (Thomas Kaiser).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Potential Benefits of MIMO and UWB.

9.3 Literature Review of UWB Multiantenna Techniques.

9.4 Spatial Channel Measurements and Modeling.

9.5 Spatial Multiplexing.

9.6 Spatial Diversity.

9.7 Beamforming.

9.8 Conclusion and Outlook.

Chapter 10 Multiple-Access Interference Mitigation in Ultra Wideband Systems (Sinan Gezici, Hisashi Kobayashi, and H. Vincent Poor).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Signal Model.

10.3 Multiple-Access Interference Mitigation at the Receiver Side.

10.4 Multiple-Access Interference Mitigation at the Transmitter Side.

10.5 Concluding Remarks.

Chapter 11 Narrowband Interference Issues in Ultra Wideband Systems (Hüseyin Arslan and Mustafa E. Sahin).

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Effect of NBI in UWB Systems.

11.3 Avoiding NBI.

11.4 Canceling NBI.

11.5 Conclusion and Future Research.

Chapter 12 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing for Ultra Wideband Communications (Ebrahim Saberina and Ahmed H. Tewfik).

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Multiband OFDM System.

12.3 Multiband Pulsed-OFDM UWB system.

12.4 Comparing MB-OFDM and MB-Pulsed-OFDM systems.

12.5 Conclusion.

Chapter 13 UWB Networks and Applications (Krishna M. Sivalingam and Aniruddha Rangnekar).

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Background.

13.3 Medium Access Protocols.

13.4 Network Applications.

13.5 Summary and Discussion.


Chapter 14 Low-Bit-Rate UWB Networks (Luca DeNardis and Gian Mario Maggio).

14.1 Low Data-Rate UWB Network Applications.

14.2 The 802.15.4 MAC Standard.

14.3 Advanced MAC Design for Low-Bit-Rate UWB Networks.

Chapter 15 An Overview of Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (David A. Sumy, Branimir Vojcic, and Jinghao Xu).

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 Ad Hoc Networks.

15.3 Routing in MANETs.

15.4 Proactive Routing.

15.5 Reactive Routing.

15.6 Power-Aware Routing.

15.7 Hybrid Routing.

15.8 Other.

15.9 Conclusion.


Chapter 16 Adaptive UWB Systems (Francesca Cuomo and Crishna Martello).

16.1 Introduction.

16.2 A Distributed Power-Regulated Admission Control Scheme for UWB.

16.3 Performance Analysis.

16.4 Summary.

Chapter 17 UWB Location and Tracking—A Practical Example of an UWB-Based Sensor Network (Ian Oppermann, Kegen Yu, Alberto Rabbachin, Lucian Stoica, Paul Cheong, Jean-Philippe Montillet, and Sakari Tiuraniemi).

17.1 Introduction.

17.2 Multiple Access in UWB Sensor Systems.

17.3 UWB Sensor Network Case Study.

17.4 System Description—UWEN.

17.5 System Implementation.

17.6 Location System.

17.7 Position Calculation Methods.

17.8 Tracking Moving Objects.

17.9 Conclusion.



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HÜSEYIN ARSLAN, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Arslan's research interests center on advanced signal processing techniques at the physical layer, with cross-layer design for network adaptivity and quality of service control. He worked at Ericsson Research for about five years and continues his close relations with wireless industries as a consultant and with university sponsored research.

ZHI NING CHEN, PhD, is Adjunct Professor in the Electromagnetics Academy at Zhejiang University, China and at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Chen is also Lead Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research.

MARIA-GABRIELLA DI BENEDETTO, PhD, is Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. Dr. Di Benedetto is active in fostering the development of UWB telecommunication systems in Europe and is the Director at Infocom for two European IST projects.

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