Journal of Computer Science

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

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

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2005.35.39

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 35-39


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.


© 2005 Rashid Saeed, Sabira Khatun, Borhanuddin M. Ali and Mohd K. Abduallah. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.