Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Applications of Ultra Wide Band Systems

1.1. Introduction

1.2. UWB regulation: a complex context

1.3. Formal Ultra Wide Band types

1.4. Non-formal ultra wide band types

1.5. Comparison between the different Ultra Wide Band techniques

1.6. Typical UWB-OFDM applications

1.7. Specialized UWB-OFDM applications

1.8. Typical applications of the Impulse Radio UWB, UWB-FH and UWB-FM

1.9. Impact on the antennas

Chapter 2. Radiation Characteristics of Antennas

2.1. Introduction

2.2. How can we characterize an antenna?

2.3. Radiation fields and radiation power

2.4. Gain, efficiency and effective aperture

2.5. Budget link, transfer function

2.6. Equivalent circuits of the antennas

2.7. Bandwidth

2.8. Example of characterization: the triangular probe antenna in F

Chapter 3. Representation, Characterization and Modeling of Ultra Wide Band Antennas

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Specificities of UWB antennas: stakes and representation

3.3. Temporal behavior, distortion

3.4. Distortion and ideality

3.5. Performance characterization: synthetic indicators

3.6. Parsimonious representation by singularity expansion and spherical modes

Chapter 4. Experimental Characterization of UWB Antennas

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Measurements of the characteristics of radiation

4.3. Measurements of the electric characteristics

Chapter 5. Overview of UWB Antennas

5.1. Classification of UWB antennas

5.2. Frequency independent antennas

5.3. Elementary antennas

5.4. Miniaturization of UWB antennas ...

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