FIL3607 UWB Technologies and Applications 7.5 credits

UWB Teknik och tillämpningar

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The wireless wideband communication is rapidly attracting more attention due to the need of more users and more information with higher data rates. Ultra wideband (UWB) technology based on the ultra-narrow pulses in nanosecond or picosecond level, featuring a very wide bandwidth in the frequency domain, could be able to provide such service. This course will focus on the development of the UWB technology, the current UWB technology, and its potential applications. Basic implementation methods of the UWB transmitter, receiver, and how this technology can be realized without causing interference to the other coexist narrowband wireless technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. are also discussed. How the UWB technology can be used to realize accurate positioning service is another important topic.

Intended learning outcomes *

Understand and master the UWB communication system including UWB transmitter and receiver architecture. Be able to simulate the UWB communication and analyze in Matlab.

Course Disposition

Three parts:
Part I, Introduction to the UWB technology including the background of the short-range communication technologies and systems and the development of short-range communications.
Part II, State-of-the-art of the UWB technologies, the UWB based communication systems, and the challenges of UWB system design.
Part III, UWB based applications (mainly focus on the location capability).

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master's degree

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of electronics and wireless communication


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Shor-Range Wireless Communications Emerging Technologies and applications

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

ISBN: 978-0-470-69995-9 (H/B)

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Write a technical paper and have it published in an international conference.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    An oral presentation and an international published (accepted) technical paper.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Hannu Tenhunen

    Further information

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    Offered by

    EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems