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HYBRID SIMULATION TECHNIQUE FOR CHARACTERIZING WIRELESS CHANNEL IN MEDICAL ENVIRONMENTS

By P. R. S. Lee and V. P. Bui

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Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of simulation technology for the analysis of wireless propagation channel in medical environments. In this paper, the channel modeling has been carried out by using an effective simulation platform, which combines full-wave Method of Moments and adaptive ray tracing technique. Base on this, the channel characteristics involving both large-scale and small-scale parameters of a wireless network deployed within a hospital environment can be estimated. Also, it is straightforward to predict the levels of electromagnetic field interference produced from the network infrastructure. The simulated results of four scenarios of medical environment, such as the patient room, the operating room, a particular level of the hospital, and the cardiac stress test room, with different wireless technologies used show the advantage and capability of the presented simulation approach.

Citation:
P. R. S. Lee and V. P. Bui, "Hybrid Simulation Technique for Characterizing Wireless Channel in Medical Environments," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 135, 17-35, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER12102109
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=12102109

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