The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC Signal and Image Processing Institute USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

Technical Report USC-SIPI-339

“Ultra-Wide Bandwidth Signal Propagation for Indoor Wireless Communications”

by Moe Z. Win and Robert A. Scholtz

June 1997

An ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) signal propagation experiment is performed in a typical modern office building in order to characterize the UWB signal propagation channel. The bandwidth of the signal used in this experiment is in excess of one GHz. Robustness of the UWB signal to fades is quantified through histograms and cumulative distributions of the signal quality in various locations of the building. The results show that UWB signal does not suffer fades.

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