In the near future when the digital home is common, people will be sharing huge amounts of data, video, music and photos among networked consumer electronics, PCs, and mobile devices throughout the home and even remotely. Brothers and sisters will be able to stream video content from electronic devices such as camcorders and DVD players to HDTV displays on the walls without using any wired networks.
Inha UWB Center, which opened in November 2003, has shown a great deal of success in coming up with excellent studies on UWB wireless technology. It has seen 19 papers carried in the world-famous Science Citation Index last year alone. Over five years, the number of papers, handed in at home and abroad, has reached 495. Since its debut, it has recorded 30 patent applications and 8 registrations, including 8 international patent applications. It has also come up with 89 test products as a result of collaborations with business and industry. Most remarkable is that it has transferred 11 cases of technologies to businesses and has helped companies overcome their limits in terms of technologies in 79 cases.
Inha’s global recognition brought many co-partners from all around the world. Among them were University of South California in USA, Simon Frazer University in Canada and Wudian University in China. This year Inha UWB Wireless Communications Research Center is focusing on three major subjects: Secured UWB wireless for automobiles, Commercialization of WBAN transmitting & MAC technology, and development of UWB/mm-wave transmitting technology. “The center was designed to lead the technology in UWB and to enhance the competence in the UWB wars ahead,” said Kwak. “UWB wireless communications will soon be realized in homes and offices,” he continued, “All devices will be connected on the platform of UWB.” UWB wireless communications will indeed become essential in the ubiquitous society. Inha’s frontier research, therefore, brings forth great expectations.
Inspired by the upcoming trends of UWB wireless technology, I am doing my academic research work on UWB Technology under the supervision of Professor Kyung Sup Kwak since March 2008.