Experimental characterization and statistical analysis of the pseudo-dynamic ultrawideband on-body radio channel

Abbasi, Q. H. , Sani, A., Alomainy, A. and Hao, Y. (2011) Experimental characterization and statistical analysis of the pseudo-dynamic ultrawideband on-body radio channel. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 10, pp. 748-751. (doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2011.2162811)

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Abstract

This letter investigates the effect of body movements on the ultrawideband (UWB) on-body radio channel. A measurement campaign was performed considering four different body-links, namely: belt-to-head, belt-to-chest, belt-to-wrist, and belt-to-ankle, with the subject performing movements of different nature, in order to cover a wide range of scenarios. Transient and spectral characteristics were extracted from the measured channel data. The post-measurement analysis concluded that the normal distribution provides the best fitting for the path loss, while the root mean square delay is better modeled with a log-normal distribution. In addition to first-order statistics, this letter analyzes and discusses second-order channel parameters such as level crossing rate, average fade duration, and fade probability for the proposed on-body propagation links.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Abbasi, Q. H., Sani, A., Alomainy, A., and Hao, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1536-1225
ISSN (Online):1548-5757

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