Characteristics of the complex received signal in dynamic body area networks

Simon L. Cotton, Arjan Meijerink, W.G. Scanlon

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the characteristics of the complex received signal in body area networks for two environments at the opposite ends of the multipath spectrum at 2.45 GHz. Important attributes of the complex channel such as the Gaussianity of the quadrature components and power imbalance, which form the basis of many popular fading models, are investigated. It is found that in anechoic environments the assumption of Gaussian distributed quadrature components will not always yield a satisfactory fit. Using a complex received signal model which considers a non-isotropic scattered signal contribution along with the presence of an optional dominant signal component, we use an autocorrelation function originally derived for mobile-to-mobile communications to model the temporal behavior of a range of dynamic body area network channels with considerable success. In reverberant environments, it was observed that the real part of the complex autocorrelation function for body area network channels decayed slightly quicker than that expected in traditional land mobile channels.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    Pages58-62
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1348-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2013
    Event24th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2013 - Hilton London Metropole, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Sep 201311 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 24

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    ISSN (Print)2166-9570

    Conference

    Conference24th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2013
    Abbreviated titlePIMRC
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period8/09/1311/09/13

    Keywords

    • EWI-24143
    • METIS-300236
    • IR-88349

    Cite this

    Cotton, S. L., Meijerink, A., & Scanlon, W. G. (2013). Characteristics of the complex received signal in dynamic body area networks. In 2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) (pp. 58-62). USA: IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2013.6666104