Ultra wideband (UWB) communication systems can be broadly classified as any communication system whose instantaneous bandwidth is many times greater than the minimum required to deliver particular information. This excess bandwidth is the defining characteristic of UWB. Understanding how this characteristic affects system performance and design is critical to making informed engineering design decisions regarding UWB implementation. This chapter provides an overview of UWB’s fundamentals.

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