Ultra Wide Band (UWB) is a technology for the transmission of data using techniques which cause a spreading of the radio energy over a very wide frequency band, with a very low power spectral density. The low power spectral density limits the interference potential with conventional radio systems, and the high bandwidth can allow very high data throughput for communications devices, or high precision for location and imaging devices.

Our Role & Activities

ETSI technical committee ERM prepares and maintains Harmonised Standards for:

  • UWB Communications applications (EN 302 065-1-1)
  • UWB Presence detection application (EN 302 065-1-2)
  • UWB through-air non-contact vital signs (EN 302 065-1-3)
  • UWB tracking (EN 302 065-2 series)
  • UWB keyless entry (EN 302 065-3)
  • UWB Material Sensing devices for building material analysis (EN 302 065-4-1)
  • UWB Material Sensing devices for Security Scanning (EN 302 065-4-2)
  • UWB Ground humidity and condition sensor (EN 302 065-4-3)
  • UWB Non-Contact based external material sensing devices in ground based vehicular environments (EN 302 065-4-4)
  • Ground-probing and wall-probing radar (EN 302 066)
  • Tank level probing radar (EN 302 372)
  • Millimetre wave communication and radiodetermination (EN 305 550 series)
  • Level probing radar (EN 302 729)
  • Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar (GBSAR) (EN 303 661)

A pre-standardisation work has been started for security scanners:

  • Low Frequency MicroWave Security Scanners (MWSSc) within the frequency range from 3.6 GHz to 12.4 GHz
  • Stand-off Security Scanners within the frequency range 60 GHz to 90 GHz

If new frequency bands are allocated to UWB, then ETSI TC ERM will most probably work on corresponding Harmonised Standards.

Automotive Radar

ETSI has standards for automotive radar, which includes the use of Ultra Wide Band technology.

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