Program September 12

8:30 - 9:00

Registration (Coffee & Light Breakfast)



9:00 - 9:45

Room A

Development of an Ultra Wideband Chipset for Highly Reliable Wireless Communications

Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, TZero Technologies Inc.

Chair: Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover

9:45- 9:50



Morning Sessions


Room A

Invited - Health Care Application with UWB

Chair: Lorenzo Mucchi, University of Florence

Room B

Invited - Low Data Rate, Low Complexity, Low Power UWB

Chair: Klaus Witrisal, Graz University of Technology; Jac Romme, IMST GmbH

Room C

Multiband Approaches

Chair: Andreas Wilzeck, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Room D

Invited - UWB Regulations and Standardizations

Chair: Sven Zeisberg, University of Applied Sciences Dresden; Isabelle Bucaille, Thales Communications

Room E

Invited - UWB Indoor Localization

Chair: Gunter Fischer, IHP-Microelectronics; Stefan Galler, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Room F

Tutorial (T)

9:50 - 10:15

A 2D Simple Attenuation Model for EM Waves in Human Tissues: Comparison with a FDTD 3D Simulator for UWB Medical Radar

Graziano Varotto, Enrico Maria Staderini, Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences

Analysis of Interference Sensing for DAA UWB-IR Systems

Serhat Erkucuk, Lutz Lampe, Robert Schober, University of British Columbia

Multiband and Multicarrier Wavelet Packet Multiplexing for UWB Transmissions

Hiroki Harada, Marco Hernandez, Ryuji Kohno, Yokohama National University, NICT

Determination of Time Domain Mitigation Parameters for Coexistence on WiMedia and WiMax Systems

Abdur Rahim Biswas, CREATE-NET; Friedbert Berens, STMicroelectronics; Sven Zeisberg, University of Applied Sciences Dresden; Adolf Finger, Technical University Dresden

A 2–12 GHz Power Distributed Amplifier for Broadband Localization and Sensor Systems Based on PN-Sequences

Benjamin Sewiolo, Robert Weigel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

T - Part 1: Ranging and Localization

Davide Dardari, Andrea Giorgetti, Andrea Conti, University of Bologna

10:15 -10:40

R&D and Standardization of Body Area Network (BAN) for Medical Healthcare

Ryuji Kohno, Kiyoshi Hamaguchi, Huan-Bang Li, Kenichi Takizawa, NICT

Implementation of TH-PPM UWB-IR Transceiver with Precise Delay Control Using Simple Delay-Selector Architecture

Akifumi Kasamatsu, Toshiaki Matsui, NICT

Tunable Pre-Distorter for PAPR Mitigation in MB-OFDM UWB Signals

T.S.N. Murthy, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology; Korrai Deergha Rao, Osmania University

Investigation on the Spectral Mask and Waveform of FCC Compliant Pulses for Low Data Rate Applications

Weiming Fu, Yi Huang, The University of Liverpool; John Potter, Guidance Monitoring Ltd.; Xu Zhu, The University of Liverpool

Optimized Confidence Weights for Localization Algorithms with Scarce Information

Giuseppe Destino, Giuseppe Thadeu Freitas de Abreu, University of Oulu


10:40 -11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:25

Body Sensor Networks and Ultra Wideband Communication

Roozbeh Jafari, Katherine Gilani, University of Texas at Dallas

A High Band Non-Coherent Impulse Radio UWB Receiver

Oleksiy Klymenko, Gunter Fischer, Denys Martynenko, IHP-Microelectronics

A Low-Complexity Adaptive Channel Estimation Scheme for MB-OFDM System

Khiam-Boon Png, Xiaoming Peng, Francois Chin, Institute for Infocomm Research

Impact of Detect and Avoid in UWB Regulation Process

Romeo Giuliano, Franco Mazzenga, University of Rome Tor Vergata

EUROPCOM: Emergency Ultrawideband RadiO for Positioning and COMmunications

Dave Harmer, Mark Russell, Ewan Frazer, Tim Bauge, Stuart Ingram, Thales Research & Technology Ltd.; Norbert Schmidt, Birgit Kull, IMST GmbH; Alexander Yarovoy, Amer Nezirovic, Liang Xia, Delft University of Technology; Vedran Dizdarevic, Klaus Witrisal, Graz University of Technology

T - Part 2: Ranging and Localization

Davide Dardari, Andrea Giorgetti, Andrea Conti, University of Bologna

11:25 - 11:50

IEEE 802.15.4a UWB-IR Radio System for Telemedicine

Pierre Gandolfo, Dušan Radović, Milan Savić, Djordje Simić, TES Electronic Solutions

Location-Aware Adaptation for Low Complexity IR-UWB Receivers

Heinrich Luecken, Thomas Zasowski, Christoph Steiner, Florian Troesch, Armin Wittneben, ETH Zurich

Advanced MIMO VHDR MB-OFDM Approaches

Emil Dimitrov, Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover

The European Flexible DAA Approach Towards an Open UWB Regulation

Friedbert Berens, STMicroelectronics

Hybrid Localization Using UWB and Inertial Sensors

Sebastian Sczyslo, Jens Schroeder, Stefan Galler, Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover


11:50 - 12:15

UWB Supporting Medical ICT Applications

Matti Hämäläinen, Pekka Pirinen, Jari Iinatti, Attapongse Taparugssanagorn, University of Oulu

On Digital Receiver Design for Transmitted Reference UWB

Yiyin Wang, Geert Leus, Alle-Jan van der Veen, Delft University of Technology

Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Multiband OFDM Ultra-Wideband Radio over Multimode Fiber Transmission

Yossef Ben-Ezra, Boris Lembrikov, Moshe Ran, A. Leibovich, E. Borohovich, Holon Institute of Technology


Ultra-Wideband Range Estimation: Theoretical Limits and Practical Algorithms

Ismail Guvenc, DoCoMo Labs USA; Sinan Gezici, Bilkent University; Zafer Sahinoglu, MERL Technology Lab


12:15 - 13:45



Afternoon Sessions


Room B

Invited - UWB Higher Layers

Chair: Maria Gabriella Di Benedetto,

University of Rome La Sapienza

Room C

MIMO, Coding and Decoding

Chair: Marco Chiani, University of Bologna

Room D

Invited - EU Projects

Chair: Sven Zeisberg, University of Applied Sciences Dresden; Isabelle Bucaille, Thales Communications

Room E

Invited - UWB Ground Penetrating Radar

Chair: Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku University

Room F

Tutorial (T)

13:45 -14:10


Cognition in Routing for Low Rate UWB Networks

Luca De Nardis, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza

Coded-Reference Ultra-Wideband Systems

Sinan Gezici, Bilkent University

Management of UWB Picocell Clusters: UCELLS Project Approach

Roberto Llorente, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia; Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto Superior Técnico; Bernard Uguen, IETR / CNRS / Université Rennes-I; Jonathan Duplicy, Agilent Labs; Jac Romme, IMST GmbH; Jose Francisco Puche, DAS Photonics S.L.; David Schmertz, Wisair Ltd.; Yves Lostanlen, SIRADEL; Rafael Bañales, Euskaltel S.A.; Javier Marti, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

A Handheld Dual-Sensor System Using Impulse GPR for Demining

Kazunori Takahashi, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing; Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku University

T - Part 3: Ranging and Localization

Davide Dardari, Andrea Giorgetti, Andrea Conti, University of Bologna

14:10 - 14:35


Synergetic MAC and Higher Layers Functionalities for UWB LDR-LT Wireless Networks

Mickael Maman, Benoit Denis, Manuel Pezzin, Bernard Piaget, Laurent Ouvry, CEA-LETI MINATEC

Mixed-Signal Viterbi Decoder for a MB-OFDM Receiver

Janne Maunu, Mika Laiho, Tero Koivisto, Kati Virtanen, Mikko Pänkäälä, Ari Paasio, University of Turku

Multiple Antenna UWB Systems – WP3 of the EUWB Project

Claus Kupferschmidt, Emil Dimitrov, Thomas Kaiser, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Helicopter-Borne GPR Systems: A Way from Ice Thickness Measurements to Geological Applications

Dieter Eisenburger, BGR; Harald Lentz, RST GmbH; Martin Jenett, TUHH


14:35 - 15:00


WideMac: a Low Power and Routing Friendly MAC Protocol for Ultra Wideband Sensor Networks

Jérôme Rousselot, Amre El-Hoiydi, Jean-Dominique Decotignie, CSEM SA

Proposal of Two New Space-Time Codes for Extending the Range of UWB Systems

Lorenzo Mucchi, Federico Puggelli, University of Florence

WALTER : Wireless Alliances for Testing Experiment and Research

Franck Le Gall, Inno group; Philippe Cousin, ETSI; Alan Dearlove, Copsey Telecommunications Ltd.; Manuel Garcia, AT4 wireless; Chris Simpson, CSR; D. Fuehrer, Gianmarco Baldini, Joint Research Center -IPSC; Adiel Langer, Wisair; Xiaochen Chen, Telecommunication Metrology Center of MII

Recognition of Patterns from Geological Structures in Radar Signals with the Neuronal Network Simulator JNNS

Volker Gundelach, BGR; Michael de Paly, University Tübingen; Dieter Eisenburger, BGR



Poster Session

15:00 - 16:00

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

Chair: Ingolf Willms, University of Duisburg-Essen


Spread Time UWB Communications over Coax Cable: Application to CATV Networks

Pedro M. Crespo, Andrzej Swierczynski, Jorge Alvaro Penas, University of Navarra

Statistical Analysis of Impulse Radio Ultra-Wideband Multi-User Interference Based on Measurments

Hai Zhan, Jean-Yves Le Boudec, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; John Farserotu, Jaouhar Ayadi, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A.

UWB Interference on 3G UMTS Terminals

Guang Zeng, Frank A. Cassara, Peter Voltz, Polytechnic University

Estimated Performance of UWB Impulse Radio Transmission Including Dirty RF Effects

Jens Timmermann, Elena Pancera, Grzegorz Adamiuk, Werner Wiesbeck, Thomas Zwick, University of Karlsruhe


Design of a UWB Antenna for Sensor and Wireless Systems Applications

Edvaldo Pires, Paulo Ferreira, Glauco Fontgalland, Marcos Melo, Rômulo Valle, Federal University of Campina Grande; Tan-Phu Vuong, LCIS/ESISAR-INPG

Model of Distance and Bandwidth Dependency of TOA-Based UWB Ranging Error

Giovanni Bellusci, Gerard J. M. Janssen, Junlin Yan, Christian C. J. M. Tiberius, Delft University of Technology

Development of Experimental TDOA System Test-Bed for Indoor Applications

Kiyoshi Hamaguchi, Ryuji Kohno, NICT


16:00 - 16:25


Design Issues Towards a High Performance Wireless USB Device

Jong Moo Sohn, Seung Ho Baek, Jaedoo Huh, Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute

M-ary Code-Selected STBC Based DS-BPAM UWB Communication System

Zhiquan Bai, Dongfeng Yuan, Haixia Zhang, Shandong University; Kyungsup Kwak, Inha University

Ultra-Wideband Radio-over-Optical Fiber: Technologies and Applications

Moshe Ran, Yossef Ben Ezra, Boris Lembrikov, Holon Institute of Technology

Development of Ground penetrating Radar in the Geocenter Hannover, Germany – a Review

Rudolf Thierbach, Retired; Dieter Eisenburger, BGR; Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku Univerrsity; Jung-Ho Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources


16:25 - 16:50


Improved Cycle Time Synchronization Method for Isochronous Data Transfer on Wireless 1394 Network

Seong-Hee Park, Il-Soon Jang, Seong-Hee Lee, Sangsung Choi, Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute; Kyoung-Rok Cho, Je-Hoon Lee, Chungbuk National University

Space-Time Coded User Cooperation for Ultra-Wideband Systems

Cumhur Ozan Yalçın, Mutlu Koca, Boğazici University

UWB in Heterogeneous Access Networks

Ana Sierra, Telefónica I+D; Juan Choliz, University of Zaragoza; Isabelle Bucaille, Bruno Selva, Thales Communications; Ana Villanúa, Telefónica I+D; Ángela Hernández Solana, Ignacio Alastruey Benedé, University of Zaragoza

UWB Array-Based Radar Imaging Using Modified Kirchhoff Migration

X. Zhuge, T.G. Savelyev, Alexander Yarovoy, Leo Ligthart, Delft University of Technology