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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications by Faranak Nekoogar

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1.11. UWB Applications

The trade-off between data rate and range in UWB systems holds great promise for a wide variety of applications in military, civilian, and commercial sectors. Chapter 5 contains a detailed discussion of UWB's present and future applications. For now, we present a brief summary of UWB applications to complete our introductory discussion.

As explained in Sections 1.9 and 1.10, the FCC categorizes UWB applications as either radar, imaging, or communications devices. Radar is considered one of the most powerful applications of UWB technology. The fine positioning characteristics of narrow UWB pulses enables them to offer high-resolution radar (within centimeters) for military and civilian applications. Also, because of the ...

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