Second International Workshop Networking with Ultra Wide Band

Workshop on Ultra Wide Band for Sensor Networks

Rome, July 4-6, 2005


Monday 4 July, 2005, 9:00 - 13:30


Title: Ultra Wide Band Radio in Distributed Wireless Networks
Instructor: Guerino Giancola, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy


The main goal of this tutorial is the analysis and discussion of the potentials of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radio in the design of distributed wireless networks. Fundamental issues related to UWB systems are investigated in order to highlight the potentials of a technology which appears as one of the favorite candidates in the definition of standards for new generation wireless networks.

In particular, attention will focus on the capability provided by UWB to acquire accurate information about node positions in the network, which leads to the definition of flexible and power efficient procedures for both resource management and routing.

At the end of the tutorial, attendants will have acquired the basics of UWB radio, including topics such as synchronization, ranging and positioning, and medium access, and will have gained insight into UWB network design.

Guerino Giancola received the “Laurea” degree (magna cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from University of Rome La Sapienza, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He is currently a research affiliate at the INFOCOM Department at University of Rome La Sapienza, where is actually holding the course of "Electrical Communications" for the degree on Electronic Engineering. His research interests include the analysis and modeling of Multi User Interference (MUI) in Impulse Radio Ultra Wide Band systems, multi-carrier transmission techniques, and Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols for wireless networks. Guerino Giancola recently co-authored with Prof. Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto a book on Ultra Wide Band from radio to the network, titled "Understanding Ultra Wide Band Radio Fundamentals" and published by Prentice Hall in June 2004. He is now involved in the European projects “UCAN – Ultra wideband Concepts for Ad-hoc Networks”, and “PULSERS – Pervasive Ultra wideband Low Spectral Energy Radio Systems”. Guerino Giancola is a member of the IEEE Communication Society. Actually, he is Co-Chair for the "Second International Workshop Networking with UWB - Ultra Wide Band for Sensor Networks" (Rome, 4-6 July, 2005), and participates in the Technical Program Committee of the "International Workshop on UWB for Wireless Internet - UWB4WI" (Budapest, 10-14 July, 2005).
















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