1 CTIF - Section, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN2 CTIF Global, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Electronic Systems, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN5 Center for TeleInFrastructure, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN6 University of Rome "Tor Vergata" /CTIF-Italy7 University of Rome "Tor Vergata"/CTIF-Italy
This paper provides a comparative overview of two short-range wireless technologies with high potential for use in various data-intensive and security-sensitive applications, namely, ultra wideband (UWB) and visible light communications (VLC). Both are emerging technologies with some unique features that draw a great research and commercial interest, also because of their applicability to the research in other fields, such as wireless robotics and communications, remote sensing and location-based communications, the medical field, and so forth. The paper outlines the most recent research and standardization developments for both technologies and gives a proposal for their suitability based on a comparative view, of the strengths and weaknesses for use in applications, such as home networking, vehicular communications, and medical care, including the main technical challenges.
Proceedings, 2012, p. 41-45
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Ieee International Conference on Ultra-wideband (icuwb)
2012 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, 2012