Program September 11

8:30 - 9:00

Registration (Coffee & Light Breakfast)



9:00 - 9:45

Room A

The Future of PAN Technologies

Stephen Wood, WiMedia Alliance

Chair: Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover

9:45- 9:50



Morning Sessions


Room A

Channel Measurements, Modeling and Field Trial Measurements

Chair: Jürgen Kunisch, IMST GmbH

Room B

RF Modules, Integrated Circuits Design, Pulse Generation and System Architectures C

Chair: Wasim Q. Malik,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Room C

Synchronization and Equalization

Chair: Jari Iinatti, University of Oulu

Room D

Invited - UWB MB-OFDM

Chair: Aarne Mämmelä, Antti Antonnen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Room E

Radar and Imaging

Chair: Reiner Thomä, TU Ilmenau; Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku University

Room F

9:50 - 10:15

3D Hybrid EM Ray-tracing Deterministic UWB Channel Model, Simulations and Measurements

Mohamed El-Hadidy, Leibniz Universität Hannover; Taleb Ould Mohamed, IMST GmbH; Feng Zheng, Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover

A 4~7GHz Ultra Wideband VCO with Tunable Active Inductor

Maryam Mehrabian, Tarbiat Modares University; Abdol Nabavi, Tarbiat Modares University; Negar Rashidi, Tarbiat Modares University

Iterative Blind Receiver Exploiting Channel Code Constraints for 60 GHz UWB Channels

André Fonseca dos Santos, Wolfgang Rave, Gerhard Fettweis, Technische Universität Dresden

Enhancement of the ECMA-368 System by Means of Compatible Relaying Techniques

Jimmy Kan, Microsoft Corporation; Jan Mietzner, University of British Columbia; Chris Snow, Research in Motion Limited; Robert Schober, University of British Columbia

Modification of IPCP for Different Target Fluctuation Models in UWB Radars

Mohammad Ghahramani, Nanyang Technologocal University; Abbas Sheikhi, Fahimeh Saeimanesh, Shiraz University


10:15 -10:40

UWB Channel Modeling within an Aircraft Cabin

Jaouhar Jemai, Radoslaw Piesiewicz, Robert Geise, Ingo Schmidt, Martin Schwark, TU Braunschweig; Martin Schirrmacher, AIRBUS Deutschland GmbH; Thomas Kürner, TU Braunschweig

Low Cost Optical Up-Conversion of IR-UWB Signals Beyond the Relaxation Frequency of a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL)

Béatrice Cabon, Davide Bucci, Armin Schimpf, INPG-Minatec, IMEP

Iterative Blind Synchronization of Multiuser Ultra-Wideband Signals

Ersen Ekrem, Mutlu Koca, Hakan Deliç, Boğaziçi University

Power Consumption and Chip Area Reduction Techniques for MB-OFDM UWB RFICs

Zisan Zhang, Koen Mertens, Marc Tiebout, Stefano Marsili, Denis Matveev, Christoph Sandner, Infineon Technologies Austria

UWB Radars Based on Wavelet Packet OFDM Signals

Reza Mohseni, Abbas Sheikhi, Mohammad Ali Masnadi-shirazi, Shiraz University


10:40 -11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:25

A Method of Channel Measurement Based on MB-OFDM Signal

Amina Ayadi-Miessen, Claus Kupferschmidt, Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover

All-Digital Synthesizable UWB Transmitter Architectures

Youngmin Park, David D. Wentzloff, University of Michigan

Estimation of Carrier and Sampling Frequency Offset for Ultra Wide Band Multiband OFDM Systems

Nicola Laurenti, Francesco Renna, University of Padova

Application of Quasi-Orthogonal Space-Time-Frequency Codes in MB-OFDM UWB

Le Chung Tran, Alfred Mertins, University of Luebeck

A Study on Fast Imaging for Walking Human Bodies by UWB Radar with Realistic Model

Takuya Sakamoto, Toru Sato, Kyoto University


11:25 - 11:50

Antenna Diversity in UWB Indoor Channel

Raffaele D'Errico, Alain Sibille, ENSTA; Andrea Giorgetti, Marco Chiani, University of Bologna

A 400uW 10Mbits/s CMOS UWB Impulse Radio Transmitter for Wireless Sensor Networks

Muhammad Anis, Reinhard Tielert, Norbert Wehn, University of Kaiserslautern

Joint Synchronization and Demodulation for IR-UWB

Monica Navarro, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya; Montse Nájar, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Multi-Band OFDM-Based UWB System with Multiple Users and Interference Mitigation

Dimitrie C. Popescu, Old Dominion University

Delay-Doppler Ambiguity Function of Ultrawideband-Throb Signals

Malek G. M. Hussain, Kuwait University


11:50 - 12:15

Ultra-Wideband Double Vertical Knife-Edge Model for Obstruction of a Ray by a Person

Jürgen Kunisch, Jörg Pamp, IMST GmbH

Impulse UWB Antenna Size Reduction due to Transmitter-Antenna Co-Design

Majid Baghaei-Nejad, Hannu Tenhunen, Li-Rong Zheng, Royal Institute of Technology; Soheil Radiom, Guy A. E. Vandenbosch, Georges Gielen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, ESAT-MICAS

Synchronisation Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks

Sonom Olonbayar, Gunter Fischer, Rolf Kraemer, IHP-Microelectronics

Performance Evaluation of the WiMedia PHY in WPAN Environments and Efficiency Improvement by Application of LDPC Codes

Stefan Nowak, Oliver Hundt, Ruediger Kays, Dortmund University of Technology

Efficient Method of TOA Estimation for Through Wall Imaging by UWB Radar

Michal Aftanas, Jana Rovňáková, Miloš Drutarovský Dušan Kocur Technical University of Košice


12:15 - 13:45



Afternoon Sessions


Room A

Invited - UWB Antenna

Chair: Ilona Rolfes, Leibniz Universität Hannover; Oliver Klemp, Delphi Delco Electronics Europe GmbH

Room B

Invited - UWB Sensors for Industrial Application

Chair: Reinhard Knöchel, Frank Daschner, University of Kiel; Jürgen Sachs, TU Ilmeanu

Room C

Invited - Signal Processing for UWB

Chair: Alle-Jan Van der Veen, Geert Leus, Delft University of Technology

Room D

Invited - UWB Cognitive Radio

Chair: Marco Chiani, University of Bologna

Room E

Invited - UWB Imaging and Object Recognition

Chair: Reiner Thomä, Ole Hirsch, TU Ilmenau; Ingolf Willms, University of Duisburg-Essen

Room F

13:45 -14:10

Correlation Analysis of UWB MIMO Antenna System Configurations

Terence S. P. See, Institute for Infocomm Research; Aileen M. L. Swee, Nanyang Technological University; Zhi-Ning Chen, Institute for Infocomm Research

A Fundamental Study of Bistatic UWB Radar for Detection of Buried Objects

Naoki Hayashi, Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku University

A Reconfigurable Pulsed UWB Receiver Sampling Below Nyquist Rate

Yves Vanderperren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Geert Leus, Delft University of Technology; Wim Dehaene, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Cognitive Interference Suppression for Low Complexity UWB Transceivers

Christoph Steiner, Armin Wittneben, ETH Zurich

Influence of Multipath Propagation on UWB Imagery

Malgorzata Porebska, Christian Sturm, Jens Timmermann, Thomas Zwick, Werner Wiesbeck, University of Karlsruhe


14:10 - 14:35

Ultra Compressed Parametric Modeling for Symmetric or Pseudo-Symmetric UWB Antennas

Christophe Roblin, ENSTA

High Accuracy UWB Localization in Dense Indoor Environments

Michael Kuhn, Cemin Zhang, Brandon Merkl, Depeng Yang, Yazhou Wang, Mohamed Mahfouz, Aly Fathy, University of Tennessee

Acquisition for a Transmitted Reference UWB Receiver

Andreas Schranzhofer, ETH Zurich; Yiyin Wang, Alle-Jan v.d. Veen, Delft University of Technology

The Cognitive Radio Paradigm for Ultra-Wideband Systems: the European Project EUWB

Andrea Giorgetti, Marco Chiani, Davide Dardari, University of Bologna

Monostatic Imaging of Small Objects in UWB Sensor Networks

Rudolf Zetik, Reiner Thomä, TU Ilmenau


14:35 - 15:00

UWB Antenna Characterization

James McLean, Robert Sutton, TDK R&D Corp.

Pulsed Frequency Modulation Techniques for High-Precision Ultra Wideband Ranging and Positioning

Benjamin Waldmann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; Peter Gulden, Symeo GmbH; Martin Vossiek, Clausthal University of Technology; Robert Weigel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

A Synchronization-Free Approach to Data Recovery for Multiple Access UWB Communications

Vincenzo Lottici, University of Pisa; Zhi Tian, Michigan Technological University; Geert Leus, Delft University of Technology

The WiMedia UWB Radio: Is It the Ideal Cognitive Radio Processor?

Jim Lansford, Alereon

Preliminary Investigations of Chest Surface Identification Algorithms for Breast Cancer Detection

Marko Helbig, Matthias Hein, Ulrich Schwarz, Juergen Sachs, TU Ilmenau



Poster Session

15:00 - 16:00

Poster Session / Poster Teaser / Coffee Break & Snacks (Lichthof)

Chair: Zhining Chen, Institute for Infocomm Research


A Cooperative Retransmission Scheme for IR-UWB Networks

Ghasem Naddafzadeh Shirazi, National University of Singapore; Peng-Yong Kong, Chen-Khong Tham, Institute for Infocomm Research

Simple Threshold Estimation for a 1-Bit ADC in a Low Complex IR-UWB Receiver

Soon-Woo Lee, Jimyung Kang, Yong-Hwa Kim, Young-Jin Park, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

Direct Path DoA and DoD Finding Through IR-UWB Communications

Vincenzo La Tosa, Benoît Denis, CEA - LETI; Bernard Uguen, IETR/CNRS/Université Rennes-I

Optimum Receivers for Non-Linearly Distorted OFDM Signals in Wireless-over-Fiber Applications: Impact of Antenna Noise

João Oliveira, Miguel Rodrigues, Henrique Salgado, University of Porto


Time Domain Measurements for a Time Reversal SIMO System in Reverberation Chamber and in an Indoor Environment

Ijaz Haider Naqvi, Ghais El Zein, INSA/IETR

Automotive Multi- and Broadband Monopole Antenna for GSM, WLAN and UWB Applications

Thomas Hansen, Frank Hofmann, Robert Bosch GmbH

Neural Network Based Geo-Regioning

Luciano Leins, Christoph Steiner, ETH Zurich


16:00 - 16:25

A Novel Shielded UWB Antenna in LTCC for Radar and Communications Applications

Bill Yang, Alexander Vorobyov, Alexander Yarovoy, Leo Ligthart, Delft University of Technology; Sven Rentsch, Jens Müller, TU Ilmenau

High Resolution Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering by Ultra-Wideband Pseudo-Noise Approaches

Juergen Sachs, TU Ilmenau; A. Badstübner, IFF Weimar; Frank Bonitz, TU Ilmenau; M. Eidner, Bo-Ra-tec GmbH; Marko Helbig, Ralf Herrmann, Martin Kmec, TU Ilmenau

Compressed UWB Signal Detection with Narrowband Interference Mitigation

Zhongmin Wang, Gonzalo R. Arce, University of Delaware; Brian M. Sadler, U. S. Army Research Laboratory; Jose L. Paredes, University of Los Andes; Sebastian Hoyos, Zhuizhuan Yu, Texas A&M

Theoretical Limits on Time Delay Estimation for Ultra-Wideband Cognitive Radios

Sinan Gezici, Bilkent University; Hasari Celebi, Huseyin Arslan, University of South Florida; H. Vincent Poor, Princeton University

UWB Feature Localization for Imaging

Jochen Seitz, Friedrich-Alexander, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; Markus Schaub, iAd GmbH; Ole Hirsch, Rudolf Zetik, TU Ilmenau; Tobias Deißler, Friedrich-Alexander, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


16:25 - 16:50

Monopole-Like Slot UWB Antenna on LTCC

Xianming Qing, Zhi-Ning Chen, Institute for Infocomm Research

UWB-Sensors in Food Quality Management – the Way from the Concept to Market

Ove Schimmer, Sequid GmbH; Frank Daschner, Reinhard Knöchel, University of Kiel

Noncoherent Autocorrelation Detection of Orthogonal Multicarrier UWB Signals

Klaus Witrisal, Graz University of Technology

Cooperative Anchor-Less Localization for Large Dynamic Networks

Ulric Ferner, Henk Wymeersch, Moe Z. Win, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

UWB Material Characterisation and Object Recognition with Applications in Fire and Security

Rahmi Salman, Thorsten Schultze, Ingolf Willms, University of Duisburg-Essen


17:00 -18:00

Room A

Panel Discussion: When Will We See UWB?

Moderation: Thomas Kaiser


Conference Banquet (Herrenhäuser Gärten)