The UWBUSIS (Ultra-Wideband and Ultra-Short Impulse Signals) Workshop took place in Kharkov, Ukraine, on October, 1, 2002.

The IEEE Kharkov Joint Chapter of Ukraine Section SP/AP/C/EMC, together with the Karazin Kharkov National University, were the main organizers of the workshop.

The Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Radio Electronics were technical co-sponsors. Kharkov National University is among the oldest and most widely recognized universities of Eastern Europe.

Founded in 1804 on the initiative of the prominent educator, V.N. Karazin, for almost 200 years it has embodied the human strife for the light of knowledge and the peaks of science. The foundation of the University which inherited the best traditions of enlightens from the celebrated Kharkov Collegium was a turning point in the development of Slobidska Ukraine, gradually transforming it into a leading region in the sphere of research and education. From the very start Kharkov University has been a centre of numerous research societies: it hosted the first Ukrainian Botanical Garden and the Astronomical Observatory, the University Central Scientific Library and the University Museum. Since its foundation Kharkov National University has graduated over 100,000 students. Over 50 of its graduates became academicians and corresponding members of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. University lecturers and graduates have glorifies their alma mater with scientific discoveries of the world level. Three Nobel laureates — I. Mechnikov, L. Landau, S. Kuznets — and world-famous researchers: the historian D. Bahaliy, the astronomer M. Barabashov, the physicist and chemist M. Beketov, the mathematician O. Lyapunov, the radio physicists V. Shestopalov and N. Khiznyak — and many others have catered for the fame of the University.

The workshop attracted 47 participants from the USA, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine. The scientific committee selected 38 papers.
They were divided into several technical sections: — antennas (10 papers) — radars (10 papers) — communication, propagation, mathematical models (11 papers)
These sections were led by Profs. Nicolay Gorobets, Oleg Drobahin, Igor Immoreev, Oleg Sukharevsky, Anatoly Zvzagintsev.
The plenary session involved reports, which attracted the most interest and active discussions. They were: — «Main possibilities and main features of ultra-wideband radars» I. Immoreev; — «Symmetry in single-polarization reflector impulse radiating antennas» C. Baum; — «Application of the nanosecond pulses» V. Krymsky; — «On the basic concepts of ultrawideband radar scan» L. Astanin, A. Fliorova; — «Propagation of short electromagnetic pulses through nonconducting media with electric and magnetic dipole currents» H. Harmuth, K. Lukin» «Structure and application of ATDP suite for electronic system states detection and evolution operator restoration» I. Magda, A. Paschenko, I. Shapoval. The plenary session was led by Profs. Lev Astanin and V. Krymsky.
The papers have been published in a special issue of the Journal of Radio Physics and Radioastronomy

V.7, №4, December, 2002.

In the evening the workshop banquet was organized at the University
cafeteria. This event created a perfect atmosphere in which participants
could relax. The Social Program was not special — visiting to Nature History
Museum, Karazin University Museum, Morozov bureau museum, Kharkov Philharmonic