Radio Channel Modeling in Body Area Networks

L. An, Marinus Jan Bentum, Arjan Meijerink, W.G. Scanlon

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    Abstract

    A body area network (BAN) is a network of bodyworn or implanted electronic devices, including wireless sensors which can monitor body parameters or to de- tect movements. One of the big challenges in BANs is the propagation channel modeling. Channel models can be used to understand wave propagation in and around the human body and they are essential for antenna design, protocol de- sign and the design of front-end RF hardware and modulation. Consequently, the channel modeling is the starting point of e_ective, e_cient body-centric com- munications. In our project, we will investigate the propagation characteristics around the human body and propose accurate channel models in various user cases.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationW3 Workshop on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Pages1-3
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2009

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    Keywords

    • METIS-264476
    • EWI-17212
    • IR-69776

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