6th IEEE UWB Forum on Sensing and Communications

The 6th "IEEE UWB Forum on Sensing and Communications" was held at Graz University of Technology on May 5, 2011.
As in the previous years, the UWB Forum had the goal of bringing together UWB researchers from Austria and the surrounding countries in a friendly atmosphere.

The best student contribution award was won by Daniel Arnitz. He presented his work on (Ultra Wide-Band Methods for) "Tag Localization in Passive UHF RFID". The award committee was formed by Prof. Nikitin (University of Washington, Intermec Technologies, USA), Prof. Kolumban (Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary), Prof. Diskus (Johannes Kepler University, Linz), and Prof. Witrisal (Graz University of Technology).

The program, the abstracts, and the presentations are publicly available on our webpage.

A big "Thank You" to all participants, sponsors, and for all these great contributions!




An offline version of the program with abstracts can be found here.
All presentations of the 6th IEEE UWB Forum on Sensing and Communications 2011 can be found here (restricted) as a *.zip archive.

09:30-10:00 Registration, Coffee
10:00-12:00 Session 1: UWB for RFID Systems
10:00-10:20 "Sensing with UHF RFID: an Overview"
Pavel Nikitin
Intermec Technologies Corporation, WA, USA
10:20-10:40 "Ultra-wideband identification tag with On-Chip Antenna" (restricted)
Nikola Gvozdenovic
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
10:40-11:00 "A Flexible Energy Detection IR-UWB Receiver for RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks"
Qin Zhou
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
11:00-11:20 "UWB RTLS basics and standards"
Josef Preishuber-Pflügl
CISC Semiconductors, Austria
11:20-11:40 "The Smart Data Grain, an active driven UWB RFID tag" (restricted)
Philipp K. Gentner
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
11:40-12:00 Best Student Contribution Award:
"Tag Localization in Passive UHF RFID"
Daniel Arnitz
Graz University of Technology, Austria
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:20-15:00 Session 2: Transceiver Design and Implementation
13:20-13:40 "Investigations within noncoherent multiband impulse radio UWB"
Hanns Ulrich Dehner
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
13:40-14:00 "Introduction to a Multichannel Noncoherent Autocorrelation UWB Receiver using OFDM"
Andreas Pedross
Graz University of Technology, Austria
14:00-14:20 "Status Report on the FCC-Compliant UWB Transceiver Implementation" (restricted)
Lukasz Zwirello
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
14:20-14:40 "Exploiting multi-core architecture capabilities in UWB communications" (restricted)
Csaba Jozsa
Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary
14:40-15:00 "Integration of Measurement Equipment in a Matlab Environment for the Example of RadarChirps"
Spiro Moskov
Agilent Technologies
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break (by x.test GmbH) 
15:30-17:10 Session 3: Localization and Signal Processing
15:30-15:50 "Overview of Message Passing Algorithms for Cooperative Localization in UWB wireless networks"
Samuel Van de Velde
University of Ghent, Belgium
15:50-16:10 "Direction-resolved Estimation of Multipath Parameters for UWB"
Georg Kail
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
16:10-16:30 "Tracking Algorithms for Multipath-Aided Indoor Localization"
Paul Meissner
Graz University of Technology, Austria
16:30-16:50 "Application of pulse compression technique to generate IEEE 802.15.4a-compliant UWB IR pulse with increased energy per bit"
Tamas Krebesz
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
16:50-17:10 "Scatterer and Virtual Source Detection for Indoor UWB Channels"
Markus Froehle
Graz University of Technology, Austria
17:10-18:00 Beer (by x.test GmbH) and Best Student Contribution Award (by IEEE Austria Section)