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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications

Book Description

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

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies Series
    3. Preface
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Communications
      1. Introduction
      2. History and Background
      3. UWB Concepts
      4. UWB Signals
      5. Advantages
      6. Challenges
      7. Differences Between UWB and Spread Spectrum
      8. Single Band vs. Multiband
      9. The Regulatory Situation
      10. FCC Emission Limits
      11. UWB Applications
      12. Summary
      13. References
      14. Bibliography
    7. UWB Sources and Antennas
      1. Introduction
      2. UWB Pulse Generation
      3. UWB Antennas
      4. Summary
      5. References
      6. Bibliography
    8. Pulse-Detection and Multiple-Access Techniques
      1. Introduction
      2. Conventional Pulse-Detection Techniques
      3. Pulse Modulation and Detection Techniques
      4. UWB Multiple-Access Techniques
      5. Summary
      6. References
      7. Bibliography
    9. Interference Issues
      1. Introduction
      2. Interference Effects on IEEE 802.11a/b WLANs
      3. Interference to GPS Receivers
      4. Interference to Cellular Systems
      5. Summary
      6. References
      7. Bibliography
    10. Applications and Target Markets
      1. Introduction
      2. Initial Mass Market Opportunities
      3. Speed-to-Market Advantages
      4. Driving CE, PC, and Mobile Industry Convergence
      5. Existing Potential Markets
      6. Target Consumer Electronics Products
      7. Target PC-Oriented Markets
      8. UWB in Consumer Electronics Devices
      9. UWB for PC-Oriented Applications
      10. Future Mass Market
      11. Adoption Timeline
      12. Additional and Niche Markets
      13. UWB Market Players
      14. Summary
      15. References
      16. Bibliography
    11. Theoretical Derivations of UWB Interference Effects on Existing Radio Systems
      1. 802.11a/b WLAN Systems
      2. GPS Receivers
      3. CDMA-Based Cellular Systems
      4. References
    12. Abbreviations
    13. Glossary
    14. Index