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Demonstrator platform

A demonstration platform, composed of two RF components (TX and RX), an ART board (embedding a Power PC and Altera FPGA), and a Nallatech board (embedding a Xilinx FPGA), has been implemented. It is capable of point-to-point communication with up to 12.5 Mbps data throughput. The RF is based on the Impulse Radio Ultra-Wide Band (IR-UWB) technology.

The modulation is based on pulse position (M-PPM). The platform provides also ranging services, with a ranging precision of +/- 15 cm in line-of-sight (LOS) conditions. A channel coder/decoder based on convolutional encoder and Viterbi decoder is implemented. A basic medium access control (MAC) function has been implemented as well.

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