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UWB technology for safety-oriented vehicular communications
Author(s): Roberto Llorente; Maria Morant
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Paper Abstract

Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology for wireless multiple access communications are receiving great interest for the last five years due to its unique features such as spectrum coexistence with other wireless services, RF front-end simplicity (enabling potential low cost terminals), good radio wave propagation (robust against multi-path fading, material penetration) and high bitrate. Low-cost UWB technology can be employed to provide simultaneous communications and vehicular radar capabilities. In this paper, the application of vehicle-to-vehicle (C2C), infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2C), communication and vehicular radar (VRAD) based on UWB technology are proposed altogether the required fiber-optics infrastructure, with the advantage of being flexible, cost-effective, reliable, fast and secure. The experimental validation and comparison for the optical generation of UWB signals combined with radio-over-fiber transmission is also reported in this work applied to vehicular communications. Both impulse-radio (IR-UWB) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM-UWB) signals are generated and their performance are evaluated experimentally in the 3.1-10.6 GHz frequency range. Up-conversion in the 60 GHz wireless band is also herein reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9807, Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2015, 980705 (26 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234430
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Roberto Llorente, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)
Maria Morant, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9807:
Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2015
Vladimir A. Andreev; Anton V. Bourdine; Vladimir A. Burdin; Oleg G. Morozov; Albert H. Sultanov, Editor(s)

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