Design and Implementation of MAC Protocols for Ultra-Wideband Systems

Due to the increasing number of radio-based IoT devices, the free ISM bands for narrowband radio such as BLE or Zigbee gets more and more congested. This leads to a decreased reliability and efficiency of these technologies.

In this project, you will be investigating new communication paradigms for UWB-based systems, especially focusing on the next-generation UWB transceivers.

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Student Target Groups:

  • Students of Computer Science (CS) and Information and Computer Engineering (ICE).

Thesis Type:

  • Master Project / Master Thesis

Required Prior Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of networked embedded systems.
  • Excellent C programming skills.
  • Experience with embedded operating systems such as Contiki, Contiki-NG, MyNewt, and Zephyr is of advantage.

Goals and Tasks:

  • Explore the features of the new generation UWB transceivers (e.g., Qorvo DW3000 devices) and implement a driver supporting them in an embedded operating system.
  • Develop a protocol tailored to UWB systems, which allows reliable and energy-efficient communications.
  • Evaluate the performance of your protocol and compare it with other solutions, quantifying its pros and cons.


  • As soon as possible