ULTRARED - Development of a wireless personal area network based on ultra-wide band technology

Start: 01 December 2005
End: 31 December 2008
Funding: National
Status: Due
Division: Communication Systems
Department: Advanced Signal and Information Processing (ASIP)
Code: Project contract/code: TEC2005-08122-C03-02/TCM

This project is part of a co-ordinated project, ULTRA-MED, which goal is  to develop a low rate wireless personal area network (LR-WPAN) based on Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology and its application to the monitoring and tracking of home hospitalised patients.

The particular goal of the subproject focuses on the study of wireless communication techniques dealing with synchronisation, transceiver architecture design and media access control mechanisms.

The other main issue to be addressed in ULTRA-RED deals with the cooperative organisation of the WPAN, which makes necessary the definition of a media access control method that is robust, self-configurable, minimises power consumption and allows the coexistence of several networks that share the same features.

D. Dardari, M. Di Dio, A. Emmanuele, D. Fontanemma, S. Gezici, M. Reza, M. Kieffer, E. Lagunas, J. Louveaux, A. Mallat, M. Nájar, , M. Nicoli, L. Reggiani, M. Rydström, E. Ström, L. Vanderdorpe, F. Zanier, Innovative Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Positioning , Chapter in "Satellite and Terrestrial Radio Positioning Techniques: A Signal Processing Perspective,"edited by D. Dardari, E. Falletti, M. Luise, Oxford, UK: Elsevier Academic Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780123820846.
  • UPC
  • CTTC, Coord.
  • Nájar, Montse