Published in Ray, H., Udar, N., & Viswanathan, R. (2006). A weighted sum of Gaussian-derived pulse design for UWB. 2006 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, 383-386. doi: 10.1109/RWS.2006.1615175 ©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


With 7.5 GHz of spectrum, ultra wide band (UWB) is an ideal candidate for achieving high data rates over short distances with low cost and low power consumption. In this paper, we propose a simple pulse design method that uses a linear combination of two Gaussian derivatives to meet the FCC spectral mask requirements. With distance and data rate analysis, it is demonstrated that the proposed pulse design is efficient as compared to previously proposed standard Gaussian monocycles. In quest of making UWB a universal standard, the proposed pulse is shown to satisfy the ETSI proposed UWB spectral requirements.