Key deficiencies in today's wireless technologies hindering immediate realisation of the IST vision "Optimally Connected Anywhere, Anytime" are limited spectral resources, missing functional features, high power consumption and cost. Luckily, an alternate but somewhat disruptive wireless technology capable to leapfrog this unsatisfactory state of "Pervasive Computing and Communication" is about to emerge: Ultra-wideband Radio Technology (UWB-RT). PULSERS - an industry led initiative built on the enthusiastic response and selection of 30 key industrial and academic organisations - will explore, develop and exploit the large technological and application potential of UWB-RT and contribute towards consensus building processes on coexistence and standardisation issues.
The project's strategic, scientific and technological objectives are defined to strengthen Europe's knowledge base and readiness to successfully exploit the benefits of UWB-RT. Based on typical and novel application scenarios, PULSERS will develop advanced systems and usage concepts and deliver innovative enabling physical layer and medium access technologies. The project embraces two complementary application scenarios by judiciously trading achievable data rate versus range and using UWB-RT's unique capability to fuse communication and positioning:1) larger range systems with lower data rates combined with localisation and tracking (LDR-LT);2) systems offering high and very high data rates (HDR/VHDR) over shorter range.
In the HDR space, data rates of well beyond the state-of-the-art is an ultimate target, while localisation accuracies below 30cm are aimed for in the LDR-LT space. Through leveraging of investments and results from related projects in IST/FP5 and by assembling a critical mass of key European and international researchers and engineers, PULSERS is well poised to achieve a lasting scientific and technological impact towards the beneficial use of UWB-RT by all.
Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project
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