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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications by Faranak Nekoogar

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5.1. Introduction

The characteristics of ultra-wideband systems—large bandwidth, high data rate, low power, and short range—offer many exciting opportunities for new applications as well as enhancements to existing products in the communications industry. As with any new technology, it is important to understand and analyze potential target markets and time-to-market advantages for the successful growth of UWB technology in the commercial sector of the wireless industry. Therefore, in this chapter we provide a detailed and quantitative look at some key UWB applications of widespread interest in the entertainment, military/government, and automotive industries. We identify and analyze both current and future potential applications of UWB technology, ...

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