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Pervasive ultra-wideband low spectral energy radio systems

Objective

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 Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER WISSENS- UND TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER DER TU DRESDEN MBH
Address
Chemnitzer Strasse 48B
01187 Dresden
Germany

Participants (31)

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida Calvo Sotelo 23
39002 Santander
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
75752 Paris Cedex 15
CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Address
Via Giorgio Vasari, 4
00196 Roma
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNIQUES AVANCEES
France
Address
Boulevard Victor 32
75739 Paris
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
FREESCALE HALBLEITER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Schatzbogen 7
81829 Muenchen
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico Edf 202
48170 Zamudio
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
Rueschlikon
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS / INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
IMPULSE TECHNOLOGIES
Russia
Address
Starokalujskaya Street, 62
117393 Moscow
IMST GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-friedrich-gauss-strasse 2
47475 Kamp-lintfort
INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
Singapore
Address
8 Temasek Boulevard 14-00 Suntec Tower 3
038988 Singapore
INSTITUTE FOR INFOCOMM RESEARCH
Singapore
Address
21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
119613 Singapore
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER EUROPE B.V.
France
Address
1 Allee De Beaulieu Cs 10806
35700 Rennes
MOTOROLA SAS
France
Address
Parc Des Algorithmes Saint Aubin
91193 Gif Sur Yvette
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Boschdijk 525
5621 JG Eindhoven
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
420-430 London Road
CR9 3QR Croydon
STMICROELECTRONICS N.V., AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SUCCURSALE DE PLAN-LES-OUATES
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Du Champ-des-filles 39
1228 Plan-les-ouates
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02044 Espoo
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Mommsenstrasse 13
01062 Dresden
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
Address
Max-planck-ring 14
98683 Ilmenau
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TES ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Zettachring 8
70567 Stuttgart
THALES COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
France
Address
160 Boulevard De Valmy
92700 Colombes
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"
Italy
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
WISAIR LTD.
Israel
Address
24 Raoul Wallenberg St.
69719 Tel Aviv