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CALL FOR PAPERS – IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 

Special Issue on Ultrawideband Technologies and Applications

Over the last three decades, UWB radars have been designed for military and civilian applications like ground penetrating radar for detecting and imaging anti personal and anti vehicular mines, sensing through canopies for opposing forces, sensing through structures for combatants and weapons, and mitigating target like structures induced by sea scatter for sea based radars. In addition, tens of nonmilitary UWB radars have been designed and fielded for forestry, detecting underground utilities, automotive control, search and rescue operations, and humanitarian demining. Since 2004, most UWB radar development has been restricted to medical imaging, automotive control, sensing through structures for terrorists, and search and rescue, while UWB communication systems have come to the forefront.

The main reasons for using an UWB radar are its competing abilities to image objects due to its ultrahigh resolution (higher frequencies) and to penetrate media and detect shielded objects (lower frequencies). For example, when designing an UWB ground penetrating radar, one must trade depth and resolution. Thus selection of the radar frequency passband depends on the application, that is, on the dimensions of the objects of interest. Although ultra high range resolution and deeper penetration are desirable, UWB radar has technological and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues.

The appeal of UWB communication ishe main reasons for using an UWB that voice and data transmissions with digital pulses permit very low power and relatively low cost signals to carry information at very high rates over short distances. However, this application also may have EMC concerns, because a large number of UWB communication devices can significantly raise the noise floor of systems with very sensitive receivers like those in radar systems, thereby reducing their performance (detection range).

This special issue will address recent advances in ultrawideband (UWB) theory, hardware, and systems, the historical development of UWB, and current UWB systems and system concepts.

We invite authors to submit relevant papers to the following Key Topic Areas:

  • UWB antennas
  • UWB communication systems
  • UWB radar systems (short pulse, chirp, stepped frequency)
  • EMC and spectrum issues for UWB systems
  • State of the art UWB technologies
  • Existing and feasible UWB applications
  • UWB propagation

For information on paper submission and requisite contents for a full paper, prospective authors should consult and Submission and review of manuscripts to the AP S Magazine are handled through the ScholarOne Manuscripts webbased system at ( ieee). Manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the standard IEEE AP S process. Contributors are encouraged to contact the magazine Guest Editor before submitting their articles to inquire whether their prospective submissions are within the scope of the special issue.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 30 April 2017
  • First Decision: 30 June 2017
  • Final Decision: 30 August 2017
  • Publication: December 2017

Guest Editor

  • Dr. Eric Mokole – Independent Consultant. Retired, Naval Research Laboratory, USA – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Frank Sabath – Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies and NBCProtection, Germany – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.