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Pervasive ultra-wideband low spectral energy radio systems phase II

Objective

The key objective of PULSERS Phase II is to continue exploration of the enormous potential of the innovative and disruptive radio technology embodied in UWB and to enable introduction of new services, applications and devices based on this technology. Progress at the frontier of technology in the technical project work will be accompanied by continuation of ongoing PULSERS activities in the European and global regulation and standardisation bodies.

The goal is to facilitate a globally compatible regulatory framework for UWB applications. Besides wireless short range communications with data rates ranging from kilobit per second (robust - low cost - low complexity - low power) up to gigabit per second (high performance - low power), UWB technology enables precise real-time location tracking inherently due to its unique feature of ultra-wide radio frequency band allocation. Widespread application of this new wireless technology will facilitate growth of a number of new market segments -all different, but all enabled by the unique features of UWB radio being highly scalable with regard to complexity, range, costs and data rate as well as location precision accuracy.

PULSERS Phase II, an industry-led initiative of 36 major industrial and academic organisations, will continue and extend the successful work carried out in Phase 1. The approach to be taken in Phase II is to consolidate and refine the system concepts developed, to place the technologies developed into the context of the system concepts, and to develop comprehensive verification platforms for these concepts. In particular, these results will materialize in five specific hardware platforms, each enabling verification of advanced short-range communication, and of innovative real time location and tracking system concepts.

The project will devote significant efforts to participation in IEEE, CEPT, ITU and ETSI working to support consensus building in the European and worldwide UWB regulation/standardisation.

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GWT-TUD GMBH

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01187 Dresden

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ADVANCED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, S.A.

Spain

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)

Italy

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH

Switzerland

FRANCE TELECOM SA

France

FREESCALE HALBLEITER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Spain

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

HAUTE ECOLE D'INGENIERIE ET DE GESTION DU CANTON DE VAUD

Switzerland

IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS / INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK

Germany

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

IMST GMBH

Germany

INSTITUTE FOR INFOCOMM RESEARCH

Singapore

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER EUROPE B.V.

Netherlands

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BV

Netherlands

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

SIGMA CONSULTANTS

France

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU

Germany

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

TES ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

TES ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS LTD

United Kingdom

THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA

France

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)

Germany

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

WISAIR LTD.

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 027142

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 20 767 953

  • EU contribution

    € 12 400 000

Coordinated by:

GWT-TUD GMBH

Germany