Analysis of WiMedia-Based UWB Mesh Networks
Regarding maximum transmission rates, Ultra Wide Band (UWB) seems to be the wireless technology which could successfully replace most of the data-cables in office and home environments: with up to 480 Mb/s gross data rate, wireless high-definition video streaming and data synchronization become feasible. Of course, these advantages come at a price: UWB is designed for short-range communication, limited to 10m. While this suffices for some application, it does not fulfill the vision of ubiquitous wireless access in the fully-connected home. A straightforward solution to increase the network coverage is given by Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). In this paper, the authors analyze if the combination of UWB and WMN is able to provide the required coverage and the expected data rates.