There are many commercial and military applications that require knowledge of precise location. Applications vary widely and include: finding children and lost pets; locating inventory in large warehouses or cargo containers; and rescuing military personnel in hostile territory.

We have developed integrated ultra-wideband transceivers, called localizers, for precise position location and low data-rate communication. Localizers determine location by sharing range information within a network of units distributed in the environment using ultra-wideband signals. The advantages of Æther Wire’s CMOS Ultra-Wideband Localizer technology include: accurate positioning; low cost, low power units; the potential for a single-chip CMOS system; minimal interference with other communications systems due to UWB technology and low energy; inherent privacy; the ability to operate effectively in RF-hostile environments.