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CATEGORIZED UWB ON-BODY RADIO CHANNEL MODELING FOR WBANS

By T. Kumpuniemi, M. Hamalainen, K. Yekeh Yazdandoost, and J. Iinatti

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Abstract:
A categorized radio channel modeling for wireless ultra-wideband on-body body area networks is discussed. Measurements in an anechoic chamber at fourteen antenna locations are conducted in a 2-8 GHz band. The dipole and double loop antenna types are used. Six link classes are formed based on the antenna spots on the torso, head or limb. The limb-limb and the head-limb links have the lowest and highest path losses, respectively. The head-limb links have the shortest channel impulse responses (CIRs) and limb-limb links the longest ones. The CIR amplitudes follow the inverse Gaussian distribution. The tap indexes and the total excess delays are modeled with the negative binomial distribution. In most cases, the CIRs decay faster for the dipole. Otherwise no major differences exist between the antennas.

Citation:
T. Kumpuniemi, M. Hamalainen, K. Yekeh Yazdandoost, and J. Iinatti, "Categorized UWB on-Body Radio Channel Modeling for WBANs ," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 67, 1-16, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERB15123101

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