UWB short-range radar sensing - The architecture of a baseband, pseudo-noise UWB radar sensor

Rudolf Zetik, Jurgen Sachs, Reiner Thoma
2007 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine  
T he pioneers of radio science made their first trials of wireless information transmission and demonstrated localization of a steel vessel by radio waves more than 100 years ago. Back then, the world of radio frequencies was organized in a very simple way. The researchers could use any frequency band. There was no interference by others and no controlling government bodies. Since then, governmental authorities have established tight regulations that have split up the available frequency band
more » ... le frequency band into small partitions for exclusive use. There are now a number of applications that require a very large bandwidth. An example is Ultra-Wideband (UWB) short-range radar with applications in indoor navigation, object recognition, environmental imaging, through-wall detection of persons, ground penetrating reconnaissance, and landmine detection. UWB radar tech-
doi:10.1109/mim.2007.364960 fatcat:rgfirufwp5fnbpnbgyljvtuhri