Ultra Wide Band
CORSA experts are closely involved in DG INFSO’s policy support on ultra wideband (UWB) as a technology for short range communication. In this context, the “Wireless Alliance for Testing Experiment and Research” (FP7 WALTER project) aimed to develop the technology needed for measurement, calibration, and testing radio signals broadband. The emphasis of the work done with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has been on the evaluation of an ultra wideband technique called Detect and Avoid (DAA). JRC-IPSC has defined new procedures for DAA testing and has run international measurement campaigns jointly between its own European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL), Technology Metrology Centre of China and AT4 Wireless of Spain.
In November 2009, CORSA took part in a joint UWB/DAA measurement campaign in China that will eventually lead to the adoption of the European norms on UWB in the Chinese national legislation. JRC-IPSC was asked to continue to carry out reference measurements in support to standardisation process in collaboration with ETSI, including the related initiatives by DG INFSO on Future Internet.