UWB radio module design for wireless sensor networks
2007 (English)In: Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, ISSN 0925-1030, E-ISSN 1573-1979, Vol. 50, no 1, 47-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we describe an impulse-based ultra wideband (UWB) radio system for wireless sensor network (WSN) applications. Different architectures have been studied for base station and sensor nodes. The base station node uses coherent UWB architecture because of the high performance and good sensitivity requirements. However, to meet complexity, power and cost constraints, the sensor module uses a novel non-coherent architecture that can autonomously detect the UWB signals. The radio modules include a transceiver block, a baseband processing unit and a power management block. The transceiver block includes a Gaussian pulse generator, a multiplier, an integrator and timing circuits. For long range applications, a wideband low noise amplifier (LNA) is included in the transceiver of the sensor module, whereas in short range applications it is simply eliminated to further reduce the power consumption. In order to verify the proposed system concept, circuit level implementation is studied using 1.5 V 0.18 mu m CMOS technology. Finally, the UWB radio modules have been designed for implementation in liquid-crystal-polymer (LCP) based System-on-Package (SOP) technology for low power, low cost and small size integration. A small low cost, double-slotted, Knight's helm antenna is embedded in the LCP substrate, which shows stable characterization and a return loss better than -10 dB over the UWB band.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 50, no 1, 47-57 p.
system-on-package, ultra wideband radio, wireless sensor networks, IMPULSE RADIO
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13864DOI: 10.1007/s10470-006-9617-0ISI: 000242611500007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33845509863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13864DiVA: diva2:327794
QC 201006302010-06-302010-06-302010-07-01Bibliographically approved