ODFM failed in the opening years of the 2000’s. But UWB was alive and well in military RADAR, forestry applications, through-wall detection in urban areas, and imaging for search and rescue operations and obstacle avoidance. All of these applications took advantage of UWB’s ultra-high resolution, which enables object positioning, characterization and identification. As more and more engineers were exposed to UWB’s unique combination of low latency, low power and high bandwidth, more new applications began to appear.
To find out what happened, read Part 3 of the UWB story on SemiWiki