Book: Ultra Wideband Signals and Systems in Communication Engineering
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In this book we focus on the basic signal processing that underlies current andfuture ultra wideband systems. By looking at signal processing in this way wehope this text will be useful even as UWB applications mature and change orregulations regarding ultra wideband systems are modified. The current UWBfield is extremely dynamic, with new techniques and ideas being presented at everycommunications and signal-processing conference. The basic signal-processingtechniques presented in this text though will not change for some time to come.Thus, we have taken a somewhat theoretical approach, which we believe is longerlasting and more useful to the reader in the long term than an up-to-the-minutesummary that is out of date as soon as it is published.We restrict our discussion in general to ultra wideband communication, lookingin particular at consumer communication. What we mean by this is that althoughthere are many and varied specialized applications for UWB, particularly for themilitary, we assume that the majority of readers will either be in academia or inindustry. In any case, as this is a basic text aimed primarily at the undergraduateor graduate student, these basics should stand readers in good stead in theirefforts to understand more advanced papers and make a contribution in this fieldfor themselves. We are painfully aware of the depth and breadth of this fieldand, regretfully, pass on interesting topics, such as UWB radar, including groundpenetratingradar, and most military applications. For the former there is alreadya great deal of information available, while for the latter most material is classified.