If you are involved in designing, building, selling or regulating UWB devices, this concise and practical guide to UWB technology, standards, regulation, and intellectual property issues will quickly bring you up-to-speed. Packed with practical insights, implementation guidelines, and application examples, Essentials of UWB is a must-have resource for wireless professionals working in the field. Written by key figures in the development of UWB, the book describes UWB technology, and evaluates its suitability for applications in communications, radar, and imaging. UWB radios, protocols and implementation are covered, and a thorough account of UWB industry organization completes the picture. This is an invaluable guide for engineers involved in UWB device design, as well as for product marketing managers, sales support engineers and technical managers. It will also appeal to engineers with a deeper technical understanding of UWB who want to gain knowledge of the broader environment and future evolutionary expectations.
Stephen Wood is a Technology Strategist at Intel Corporation. He was one of the original founders of the OFDM Alliance and has been President of WiMedia for the last three years. Roberto Aiello is Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Staccato Communications, and former Founder, President and CEO of Fantasma Networks. A recognized leader in the UWB community, Dr. Aiello built the first documented UWB network at Interval Research, Paul Allen's Research Laboratory.
1. Introducing ultra wideband; 2. Matching UWB to HDR applications; 3. The physical (PHY) layer; 4. The media access control (MAC) layer; 5. Implementation considerations; 6. Upper layer protocols; 7. UWB standardization; 8. Special interest groups; 9. UWB business issues; 10. Regulating UWB; 11. Tragedy of the commons.