UWB


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UWB

abbreviation for
(Telecommunications) ultrawideband
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Terry predicts that the UWB technology will be used in a variety of ways that could include creating completely wireless homes and workplaces, designing sensors to help prevent auto accidents, or manufacturing radio-frequency merchandise tags that can be used to track and locate inventory.
Although the demonstration was primarily to introduce the WLAN platform to the UWB industry, it was also intended to be informational in nature to challenge the widely held belief that UWB is only capable of achieving a ten-meter transmission range under the current FCC rules.
The startups, which include companies like Time Domain and Xtreme Spectrum, faced opposition in the form of some major Goliaths: wireless carriers like Sprint PCS and AT&T, the US Department of Defense (DOD), the Federal Aviation Administration, satellite radio companies and global positioning system companies--more than 900 companies filed petitions against UWB with the FCC.
According to Gemma Paulo, senior analyst for industry watcher In-Stat/MDR's Voice and Data Networking Group, Study Group 3a is expected to choose UWB as the Physical Layer (PHY) for the next-generation of wireless multimedia device.
The best way to understand how UWB works is to remember the days before electronic ignition.
It should be noted that there are claims of potential interference between UWB and carrier technologies.
The United States military re-invented it under a cloak of secrecy and black projects from the 1960s to the 1990s, where UWB was particularly well suited for modern RADAR and highly secure communications.