“…most timely overview and a solid introduction to the emerging ultra wide band technology, its applications and a marketplace…”

Based on their new book, Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology , Wiley: UK, 2004, authors Siwiak and McKeown trace UWB technology through history, regulations, standards, system implementations and commercial applications. They strike a judicious balance between sufficient technical detail for the practitioner, and practical and strategic observations to benefit technology managers, marketers and potential investors in the technology. There has been a recent surge of invention and commercialization interest following the FCC’s “Report and Order” which allows an unprecedented access to more than 7.5 GHz of unlicensed UWB spectrum in the US. Methods of generating and modulating UWB signals are described and presented in the context of UWB proposals for IEEE802 Standards. Interesting UWB antenna, radiation, and propagation phenomena, including unique behavior in multipath, are presented and compared with narrow band radio. Examples of UWB link margins, including data throughput versus range and system data capacity (up to 2 Gb/s), are compared with conventional and much higher power 802.11a/b systems. The future of UWB is a judicious mix of wireless communications, precision positioning and radar. UWB can enable an accurate indoor adjunct to GPS with centimeter accuracy. Discussions of applications show that UWB capabilities make possible delivery of location-specific content and information, tracking of high value assets, security systems and emerging automotive and home based “location awareness” systems.

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The strive for broadband communications is not new; increasing data rates and capacity requirements demand it. Consequently, the evolving 802.xx and 3G standards go far beyond the ‘old’ 30kHz and even 1.25 MHz channel bandwidths, yet the radio techniques, air interface, modulation, etc., remain a convenient (and ingenious) mix from the past. UWB evolved in a manner independent from any standards, and hence bears only very few similarities. Recent regulatory changes and technology advances brought to light its great potential. This course presents an overview and introduction to the issues, regulations and technology of UWB, and is an invaluable resource for engineers and technical staff, managers and business development personnel who plan to pursue this technology, or compete with it.

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Text: Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology Wiley: UK, 2004, by Kazimierz Siwiak and Debra McKeown.

About the Instructor

Kazimierz “Kai” Siwiak is coauthor with Debra McKeown of the textbook, Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology, due for publication in April 2004. He is a teacher, inventor, engineer and Founder of TimeDerivative, Inc., a wireless technology consulting firm. He was Vice President of Strategic Development at Time Domain Corp., and recently received the Dan Noble Fellow Award and the Silver Quill Award from Motorola Corporation where he served as Member of the Technical Staff. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Senior Member of the IEEE, and has lectured internationally on ultra-wideband radio technology, wireless systems, antennas and propagation. He received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, and his Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Siwiak holds more than 70 patents world-wide, including 31 issued in the US. He previously published the textbook, Radiowave Propagation and Antennas for Personal Communications , Artech House, now in its Second Edition , and has contributed chapters to five other books and encyclopedias. Dr. Siwiak was Technical Editor for the IEEE 802.15 UWB Study Group 3a, and is active in UWB standards development. He is a contributing member to FCC and ARRL RF Safety Committees and Electromagnetic Exposure committees. Kai is an Extra-class amateur radio operator.


Course: TRO-312 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16

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