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A Comprehensive Evaluation of Indoor Ranging Using Ultra-Wideband Technology
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking volume 2007, Article number: 086031 (2007)
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 connectivity 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 unprecedented 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.
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Gentile, C., Kik, A. A Comprehensive Evaluation of Indoor Ranging Using Ultra-Wideband Technology. J Wireless Com Network 2007, 086031 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/86031
- Time Resolution
- Center Frequency
- Limited Range
- Direct Path
- Comprehensive Evaluation