Towards a hardware implementation of ultra-wideband beamforming

PK Gentner, W Gartner, GS Hilton, MA Beach, CF Mecklenbräuker

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This paper discusses and analyses the hardware implementation of an ultra-wideband (UWB) beamformer for UWB Impulse Radio data transmission. We use a Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) acting as the binary baseband information source. The CPLD provides input to a pulse shaper and subsequently to a four-element array of UWB antennas. This smart antenna system comprises the digital baseband part, the radio-frequency frontend, and the antenna array. For this contribution, we discuss the design, implementation, and UWB measurement results obtained in an anechoic chamber.
Translated title of the contributionTowards a hardware implementation of ultra-wideband beamforming
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA 2010), Bremen, Germany
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages408 - 413
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424460700
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
EventInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA) - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 1 Feb 2010 → …


ConferenceInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA)
Period1/02/10 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work is partly supported by the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Wireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility
and COST2100. The authors would like to thank for the member’s support during manufacturing and measurements. It has been a great pleasure, to be able to characterize the antennas in the research facility of Bristol University, without
their support this work would not be possible.

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