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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications by Faranak Nekoogar

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5.10. Future Mass Market

Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless sensor networking is another prime target area for UWB, due to its covert communications, relative immunity to intentional jamming, accurate positioning capabilities, high data capacity, and low power consumption. Ad hoc wireless sensor networks have been gaining attention lately as a low-cost solution for home, building, and industrial automation, as well as for military applications. The recently completed 802.15.4 specification will triple the market: more than 500 million ZigBee chip sets are likely to be shipped in 2007, at least half of which will be used in wireless sensor applications [16].

Ad hoc wireless sensor networks are composed of small, battery-powered sensors that possess ...

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