UWB Technology: Past, Present and Future

UWB Technology: Past, Present and Future

Professor Somayyeh Chamaani*


Professor Somayyeh Chamaani
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran

Date:           Tuesday August 16, 2016
Time:          2:00 PM – 3.00 PM
Location:   E5 4106 – 4128
Invited by: Professor S. Safavi-Naeini


 After allocation of specific frequency band for ultra wideband (UWB) by FCC in 2002, many research efforts have been conducted in this area. Most of those efforts failed of market competitions. However, in spite of this failure in commercial communication products, UWB has survived in short rage radar, identification and microwave imaging and has been topics of many research efforts. On the other hand, introducing internet of things (IoT) as an upcoming reality, has revived UWB in commercial markets. UWB’s unique property of good precision in real-time location-finding systems and its simple and low cost radio, has made it as a promising candidate for IoT wireless nodes. The talk presents some of the research efforts of our group in using UWB technology for short range radar, identification and positioning for IoT.



Somayyeh Chamaani received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2004 and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2006 and 2011. She joined K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Her research group focuses on UWB antennas; UWB identification; UWB sensing; and UWB localization. In 2015, she won the SBDC grant for establishment of time domain electromagnetics laboratory which is dedicated for UWB components test and characterization. Her second area of interest is body area applications including localized hyperthermia using phased array antennas; implant to off-body channel modeling and communications; and wearable antennas. 

* Photo source: K.N. Toosi University of Technology