Impact of UWB Antennas on Ranging Accuracy

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This work deals with the impact of antennas on the ranging accuracy of an ultra-wideband system. For two different antennas we tried to relate multiple commonly used antenna characteristics with the ranging error produced by the ultra-wideband system. Our analysis showed that parameters which do not incorporate information about the used transmit signal deliver only limited information. We can show that a detailed analysis using the angle dependent impulse response of the antenna as well as the transmit waveform is needed. Despite of that, we found that the fidelity factor provides the most information compared to other antenna parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-88-31299-00-8
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jul 2020
Event14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2020 - Virtuell, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020


Conference14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2020


  • antenna measurements
  • antenna radiation patterns
  • distortion
  • microstrip antennas
  • ultra wideband
  • UWB antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental


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