Singapore plans to introduce a new leading-edge technology that allows users to detect buried items or objects behind walls and to track people, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said on Wednesday. IDA said it will help develop the US-made technology, allowing trials in Science Park Two in western Singapore for two years. Called Ultra Wide-Band (UWB), the wireless technology uses very low power radio signals consisting of very short pulses. By generating millions of pulses per second, UWB devices can transmit large amounts of data, the IDA said.
Potential UWB applications include wireless local area networks, home multimedia networks, peer-to-peer mobile communication, etc.