UWB Radio (Wireless)

The Problem:

  • Mobile devices use too much power, are too large and have limited on-time
  • Digital devices lack bandwidth and functionality
Rapid, secure data exfiltration is now possible by utilizing new ultra-wideband technology.  Omnevia recently demonstrated a 250 Mbps link over a short (30¹) distance ­ a world record data rate for RF wireless1.  Energy is be spread over a 100% or greater fractional bandwidth to avoid detection and interference.  This technology has been tested at various government agencies.  Many would consider an undetectable (encrypted) radio better than a standard encrypted radio.
Military Impact: Low probability of intercept radio communication is critical for clandestine and covert operations.  Sophisticated adversaries routinely sweep, detect and DF (direction find) RF signals. Enabling more secure non-line-of-sight data exfiltration to a safe distance lowers risk and expands the scope of potential covert operations.

User Benefits:


  • Short-pulse delivers maximum efficiency theoretically possible
  • Short pulse squeezes maximum bits into precious spectrum
  • Fully digital systems possible
  • Improved bandwidth management
  • Wideband systems cost less (i.e. CMOS costs less than GaAs)

Community Benefits:

  • Frequency spectrum limited
  • More users in a given bandwidth
  • Users benefit during low usage periods

Government Benefits:

  • Less frequency management
  • Time slots managed in the marketplace?

Commercial Impact:  Low-cost, high data rate wireless radios are the holy-grail of the computer revolution.  Industry routinely pays $10B (Ten Billion dollars) per MegaHertz of bandwidth in FCC spectrum auctions.  Recently, the FCC gave the UWB community 7000 MegeHertz of unlicensed bandwidth for free!  Omnevia¹s radios lead the market in performance.
(1 - in the FCC¹s new UWB unlicensed Part 15 band)