David Barras

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This paper presents an indoor localization system based on a frequency modulated continuous wave radar in the industrial-scientific-medical band at 5.8 GHz. An integrated active pulsed reflector behaves as a backscatter by regenerating the incoming phase with phase coherent startup at a constant frequency. The base station (BS) determines the distance to(More)
A low-power fully integrated ultra-wideband (UWB) wavelet generator is presented. This UWB generator is intended for low-power and low-complexity UWB radio technology using the noncoherent energy collection approach. The wavelet generator is based on a cross-coupled inductance-capacitance (LC) oscillator. It can be directly driven by two digital signals,(More)
In this paper, we propose a transceiver architecture and a novel modulation scheme for ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technology. The modulation uses a combination of binary-shift keying and a carrierless amplitude modulation. A demodulation method is proposed and theoretically investigated. These techniques enable the implementation of low-power although(More)
A compact testbed for real-time UWB performance evaluation in terms of un-coded bit-error rate is presented. Both the transmitter and the receiver are realized in form of a small PCB. This testbed represents a very versatile tool for the evaluation of IR-UWB as physical layer for various wireless technologies. It operates in the frequency range from 3.1-5.0(More)
The electromagnetic environment in a hospital is characterized by means of a measurement campaign. This serves as a basis for the evaluation of best-suited future technologies to be used for wireless patient monitoring, where highest quality of service is required for sensors recording vital data. Results show that the UWB band features equal dynamic ranges(More)
This paper presents a novel on-chip wideband balanced-to-unbalanced (balun) transition circuit based on a complementary current inversion method. The proposed circuit features an easily controllable wide bandpass characteristic and is intended to be used as an output stage to filter ill-defined spectra of time-domain ultra-wideband pulses to fit regulation(More)
A compact testbed for real-time Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless system performance evaluation in terms of un-coded bit-error rate is presented. Both the transmitter and the receiver are realized in form of a small PCB. The system operates in the frequency range from 3.1--5.0 GHz with a maximum data rate of 10 MBit/s. By means of two examples this poster(More)
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