Your browser does not support JavaScript!

High-speed ultra-wide band in-car wireless channel measurements

High-speed ultra-wide band in-car wireless channel measurements

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy article PDF
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 articles for $120.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Your details
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
IET Communications — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

Among the different wireless solutions, ultra-wide band (UWB) is a promising technology for in-car communications because of its high data rates. To optimise the UWB radio system design, knowledge of the propagation channel within the car is required. The performance of a high-speed 480 Mbps UWB radio system is studied within a real in-car environment measured under mobility. A comprehensive set of measurements is presented, including several possible non-line of sight scenarios while the vehicle is stationary and mobile, for open- and closed-window environments and with/without occupants. These measurements are used to characterise the in-car channel and evaluate the performance of a typical UWB radio system in this setting.


    1. 1)
      • Elmirghani, J.M.H., Badic, B., Li, Y.: `IRIS: an inteligent radio-fiber telemetics system', 13thITS World Congress and Exhibition, 8–12 October 2006, London.
    2. 2)
      • S.H. Kratzet . (2005) MB-OFDM and DS-UWB ultra-wideband design using SystemView by Elanix®.
    3. 3)
      • Biagi, M., Baccarelli, E.: `A simple multiple-antenna ultra wide band transceiver scheme for 4th generation WLAN', IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conf., 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA.
    4. 4)
      • Kayser, T., von Hagen, J., Wiesbeck, W.: `Optimisation of antenna locations for wireless incar communication', URSI Int. Symp. Electromagnetic Theory, May 2004, Pisa, Italy.
    5. 5)
      • Hao, Y., Alomainy, A., Garcia Zuazola, I.J., Parini, C.G.: `Small antennas on electromagnetic bandgap structures', Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symp., 28–31 March 2004, Pisa, Italy, PIERS 2004.
    6. 6)
      • A. Fort , J. Ryckaert , C. Desset , P. De Doncker , P. Wambacq , L. Van Biesen . Ultra-wideband channel model for communication around the human body. IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. , 4 , 927 - 933
    7. 7)
      • Geng, S., Ranvier, S., Zhao, X., Kivinen, J., Vainikainen, P.: `Multipath propagation characterization of ultra-wide band indoor radio channels', IEEE Int. Conf. Ultra-Wideband, 5–8 September 2005, Zurich, Switzerland, p. 11–15.
    8. 8)
      • Hovinen, V., Hamalainen, M., Patsi, T.: `Ultra wideband indoor radio channel models: preliminary results', IEEE Conf. Ultra Wideband Systems and Technologies, 21–23 May 2002, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, p. 75.
    9. 9)
      • A. Molisch , J. Foerester , M. Pendergrass . Channel models for ultrawideband personal area networks. IEEE Wirel. Commun. , 6 , 14 - 21
    10. 10)
      • B. Wheeler , J. Byrne . (2005) A guide to next-generation wireless UWB, wireless USB, 802.11n/MIMO, and WiMAX.
    11. 11)
      • U.G. Schuster , H. Bölcskei . Ultrawideband channel modeling on the basis of information-theoretic criteria. IEEE Trans. Wirel. Commun. , 7 , 2464 - 2475
    12. 12)
      • A.F. Molisch , J.R. Foerster , M. Pendergrass . Channel models for ultrawideband personal area networks. IEEE Pers. Commun. Mag. , 6 , 14 - 21

Related content

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address