Advanced

UWB Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks

Zhang, Jinyun; Orlik, Philip V.; Sahinoglu, Zafer; Molisch, Andreas LU and Kinney, Patrick (2009) In Proceedings of the IEEE 97(2). p.313-331
Abstract
Wireless sensor networks are emerging as an important area for communications. They enable a wealth of new applications including surveillance, building control, factory automation, and in-vehicle sensing. The sensor nodes have to operate under severe constraints on energy consumption and form factor, and provide the ability for precise self-location of the nodes. These requirements can be fulfilled very well by various forms of ultra-wide-band (UWB) transmission technology. We discuss various techniques and tradeoffs in UWB systems and indicate that time-hopping and frequency-hopping impulse radio physical layers combined with simple multiple-access techniques like ALOHA are suitable designs. We also describe the IEEE 802.15.4a standard,... (More)
Wireless sensor networks are emerging as an important area for communications. They enable a wealth of new applications including surveillance, building control, factory automation, and in-vehicle sensing. The sensor nodes have to operate under severe constraints on energy consumption and form factor, and provide the ability for precise self-location of the nodes. These requirements can be fulfilled very well by various forms of ultra-wide-band (UWB) transmission technology. We discuss various techniques and tradeoffs in UWB systems and indicate that time-hopping and frequency-hopping impulse radio physical layers combined with simple multiple-access techniques like ALOHA are suitable designs. We also describe the IEEE 802.15.4a standard, an important system that adopts UWB impulse radio to ensure robust data communications and precision ranging. in order to accommodate heterogeneous networks, it uses specific modulation, coding, and ranging waveforms that can be detected well by both coherent and noncoherent receivers. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
ultra-wide-band (UWB), time-hopping impulse radio (TH-IR), (PPM), pulse position modulation, precision ranging (PR), physical layer (PHY), non-line-of-sight (NLOS), multipath component (MPC), modulation, low rate (LR), Coding and multiple access (MCM), line-of-sight (LOS), wireless personal-area network (WPAN), wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
in
Proceedings of the IEEE
volume
97
issue
2
pages
313 - 331
publisher
IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
external identifiers
  • wos:000264630100007
  • scopus:62949174432
ISSN
0018-9219
DOI
10.1109/JPROC.2008.2008786
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
d39e4a81-cfc1-4a42-8515-57f32e751c54 (old id 1401379)
date added to LUP
2009-06-12 08:25:03
date last changed
2017-09-24 03:49:14
@article{d39e4a81-cfc1-4a42-8515-57f32e751c54,
  abstract     = {Wireless sensor networks are emerging as an important area for communications. They enable a wealth of new applications including surveillance, building control, factory automation, and in-vehicle sensing. The sensor nodes have to operate under severe constraints on energy consumption and form factor, and provide the ability for precise self-location of the nodes. These requirements can be fulfilled very well by various forms of ultra-wide-band (UWB) transmission technology. We discuss various techniques and tradeoffs in UWB systems and indicate that time-hopping and frequency-hopping impulse radio physical layers combined with simple multiple-access techniques like ALOHA are suitable designs. We also describe the IEEE 802.15.4a standard, an important system that adopts UWB impulse radio to ensure robust data communications and precision ranging. in order to accommodate heterogeneous networks, it uses specific modulation, coding, and ranging waveforms that can be detected well by both coherent and noncoherent receivers.},
  author       = {Zhang, Jinyun and Orlik, Philip V. and Sahinoglu, Zafer and Molisch, Andreas and Kinney, Patrick},
  issn         = {0018-9219},
  keyword      = {ultra-wide-band (UWB),time-hopping impulse radio (TH-IR),(PPM),pulse position modulation,precision ranging (PR),physical layer (PHY),non-line-of-sight (NLOS),multipath component (MPC),modulation,low rate (LR),Coding and multiple access (MCM),line-of-sight (LOS),wireless personal-area network (WPAN),wireless sensor networks (WSNs)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {313--331},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {Proceedings of the IEEE},
  title        = {UWB Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPROC.2008.2008786},
  volume       = {97},
  year         = {2009},
}