Daniela Dragomirescu, Aubin Lecointre, Robert Plana

This paper presents our approach of the radio interface problematic for Wireless Sensor Network. We introduce the WSN context and constraints associated. We propose an IR-UWB solution and illustrate why it could be a viable solution for WSN. A high level modelling and simulation platform for IR-UWB radio interface is proposed on Matlab. It allows us to determine according to BER versus Eb/N0 criteria and the WSN constraints what kind of design is more adequate. Moreover, a co-design co-simulation platform Matlab VHDL is proposed here. Using this platform we designed IR-UWB transceiver having reconfigurable capabilities, such as data rate reconfiguration, time hopping code, spectrum occupation and radio range reconfiguration.

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