QUETZAL - Qualified Ultra-wideband Testbed for Reduced Data Rates and Location

Start: 01 January 2004
End: 31 December 2007
Funding: Industry
Status: Due
Division: Communication Systems
Department: Microwave Systems and Nanotechnology (MSN), Statistical Inference (SI)
Code: Project contract/code: FIT-330210-2006-86

The objective of QUETZAL project is to develop the algorithms and necessary hardware to obtain a pre-production prototype of UWB technology, that might reach long distances up to a 300 meters with low-data rate requirements. The prototype is based on Impulse Radio technology for Ultra-WideBand (UWB) applications, and will allow for a accurate ranging and positioning capabilities. UWB provides benefits with respect to traditional narrow-band communication systems, e.g. making the communication link robust to narrowband interference caused by systems occupying the ISM bands.


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.
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