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A Comprehensive Evaluation of Indoor ranging using Ultra-Wideband Technology

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Author(s)

Camillo Gentile, El Kik

Abstract

Ultra-wideband technology shows promise for precision ranging due to its fine time resolution to resolve multipath fading and the presence of lower frequencies in the baseband to penetrate walls. While a concerted effort has been conducted in the extensive modeling of the indoor UWB channel in recent years, to our knowledge only two papers have reported ranging performance, but for limited range and fixed bandwidth and center frequency. In principle boosting power can guarantee connectivities between transmitter and receiver, but not precision due to the distorting effects of walls and other objects in the direct path. In order to gauge the limits of UWB ranging, we carry out 5000 measurements up to an unprecendented 45 m in non line-of-sight conditions in four separate buildings with dominant wall material varying from sheet rock to steel. In addition, we report performance for varying bandwidth and center frequency of the system.
Citation
Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Volume
2007

Keywords

Channel modeling, frequency domain, vector network analyzer

Citation

Gentile, C. and El Kik, E. (2007), A Comprehensive Evaluation of Indoor ranging using Ultra-Wideband Technology, Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=51154 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created January 14, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021