Simulation of millimetre-wave channels for short-range body to body communications

Simon L. Cotton, W.G. Scanlon, Bhopinder K. Madahar

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    Operating short-range body centric communications at millimetre-wave frequencies will offer a number of key benefits, most notably high data rates potentially in excess of 2 Gb/s. However, development of compact, portable, bodyworn channel sounding equipment presents significant challenges at these frequencies. As an alternative method to characterizing channel conditions for millimetre-wave applications, we present the steps taken to simulate body centric channels using animation software and a ray tracing algorithm. Using soldierto- soldier communications as an example, a number of important channel metrics such as root mean square angle and delay spread are investigated.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2010)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6431-9
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2010
    Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010
    Conference number: 4

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    Conference4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
    Abbreviated titleEUCAP
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    • IR-73720
    • EWI-18522
    • METIS-271045

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