Ultra WideBand


Compared to traditional carrier-based, Ultra-Wide Band (UWB), or carrier-less, systems implement new paradigms in terms of signal generation and reception. Thus, designing an UWB communication system requires the understanding of how excess bandwidth and very low transmitted powers can be used jointly to provide a reliable radio link. This lecture is to provide the understanding the followings :

  • Large bandwidth enables very fine time-space resolution for accurate location of the UWB nodes and for distributing network time stamps.
  • Very short pulses are effectively counter-fighting the channel effect in very dense multipath environments.
  • Data rate (number of pulses transmitted per bit) can be traded with power emission control and distance coverage.
  • Very low power density leads to low probability of signal detection and adds security for all the layers of the communication stack.
  • Very low power density is obtained through radio regulation emission masks; UWB systems are suitable for coexistence with already deployed narrow-band systems.


[UWB application]

Source : http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/23/staccato-ceo-says-uwb-still-has-more-to-give 




The course assumes students have previous C/C++/MATLAB programming experience and have basic knowledge of digital signal processing and digital communication.

Required textbook


Introduction to ultra wideband for wireless communications, Springer



Reference books and websites



Course Description

1.All lecture materials can be downloaded on the web site : http://ubicom.chosun.ac.kr

2.There are two lectures introducing both UWB basics and UWB application.

3.After two lectures, each student will be assigned to study and present one of chapters in the textbook.

Class grade

  • Final Exam - 40%
  • Paper presentation - 40%
  • Attendance - 20%

Course outline

Week 1 - Introduction of UWB [Lecturer]

  • [Chapter 1] Introduction
  • [Chapter 2] UWB for Wireless Communication

Week 2 - UWB basics and application [Lecturer]

Week 3 - [Chapter 3] UWB Antennas [Student]

Week 4 - [Chapter 4] Ultra Wide Band Wireless Channels [Student]

Week 5 - [Chapter 5] UWB Interference [Student]


Week 6 - [Chapter 6] UWB Signal Processing [Student]

Week 7 - [Chapter 7] UWB Technologies[Student]

Week 8 - [Chapter 8] UWB Wireless Locationing [Student]

Week 9 - [Chapter 9] UWB application [Student]

Week 10 - UWB paper research and presentation

Week 11 - UWB paper research and presentation

Week 12 - UWB paper research and presentation

Week 13 - Matlab simulation

Week 14 - Matlab simulation

Week 15 - Final exam



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