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NETEX Task 1: a study of the effect of ultrawideband (UWB) emitters on existing narrowband military receivers
Author(s): Arthur H. Light; Stephen Griggs
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Paper Abstract

The goal of the DARPA NETEX program is to create a wireless networking technology for the military user that enables robust connectivity in harsh environments and support its integration into new and emerging sensor and communication systems. Phase 1 resulted in a thorough understanding of the effects of UWB system operation on existing military spectrum users based on modeling, simulation, and measurements. DARPA procured UWB emitters and broadband antennas to use as interference sources and contracted with the NAWC AD to provide candidate victim systems from the existing US inventory for testing. Testing was conducted on thirteen systems from October 2002 through March 2003. The purpose of this paper is to describe the results of these tests. It will provide a brief definition of UWB emissions as described by the US FCC and describe the generic UWB emitter used for these tests. It will then provide a brief overview of the general test plan and explain how it was adapted to the various systems tested. It will then provide a discussion of the results as they apply to the purpose of the NETEX program. Finally, the paper will look at where NETEX is going after Task 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5101, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems III, (22 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501926
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur H. Light, SYColeman Corp. (United States)
Stephen Griggs, DARPA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5101:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems III
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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