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Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Ad-hoc Networks: Review and Trends

Rashid Saeed, Sabira Khatun, Borhanuddin M. Ali and Mohd K. Abduallah


Short-range wireless systems have recently gained a lot of attention to provide seamless, multimedia communications around a user-centric concept in so called Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology presents itself as a good candidate for the Physical Layer (PHY) of WPAN, both for high and low data rate applications. Many ongoing developments of Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) system concentrate mainly on the physical layer, without significant considerations being given to the medium access techniques especially for targeted ad-hoc networking scenarios. Here, we further refine the framework, the network challenges, and defines a global network cost function, which takes into account both physical, and network layers parameters to derive general guidelines for ad-hoc networks based on UWB technology.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 1, 2005, 35-39


Submitted On: 1 July 2005 Published On: 31 March 2005

How to Cite: Saeed, R., Khatun, S., Ali, B. M. & Abduallah, M. K. (2005). Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Ad-hoc Networks: Review and Trends. Journal of Computer Science, 1(1), 35-39.

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  • Wireless Personal Area Network
  • UWB
  • Ad-Hoc Network
  • Medium Access Control