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Ultra-Wideband Radio

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20052005:758540

Received: 12 May 2004

Published: 17 March 2005


The application of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to low-cost short-range communications presents unique challenges to the communications engineer. The impact of the US FCC's regulations and the characteristics of the low-power UWB propagation channels are explored, and their effects on UWB hardware design are illustrated. This tutorial introduction includes references to more detailed explorations of the subject.

Keywords and phrases

UWB radioUWB propagationUWB antennasUWB radio architecturesselective RAKE receiverstransmitted-reference receivers

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


© Scholtz et al. 2005

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