Document Type


Date of Award

Summer 8-31-2004

Degree Name

Master of Science in Telecommunications - (M.S.)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Haim Grebel

Second Advisor

Alexander Haimovich

Third Advisor

Ali Abdi


Ultra-wideband communication (UWB) has been a topic of extensive research in recent years especially for its short-range communication and indoor applications. The preliminary objective of the project was to develop a description and understanding of the basic components of the communication link at microwave frequencies in order to achieve the primary objective of establishing a communication setup at a bandwidth of 2.5 GHz for testing Ultra Wideband (UWB) antennas. This was achieved with the aid of commercially available optical system which was modified for the purpose. Beginning with the generation of baseband narrow pulses with energy spanning over a broad frequency range, through multiplexing of different parallel channels carrying these pulses into a single stream, to finally capturing the received signal to understand the effect of the communication link formed; all provided basis for identifying the issues and possible solutions to establishing a reliable communication link at UWB frequency.



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