Characterization of MB-OFDM-based ultrawideband systems for body-centric wireless communications

Abbasi, Q. H. , Alomainy, A. and Hao, Y. (2011) Characterization of MB-OFDM-based ultrawideband systems for body-centric wireless communications. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 10, pp. 1401-1404. (doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2011.2178586)

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This letter aims to investigate the optimum locations for ultrawideband (UWB) nodes placement on the body for reliable and power-efficient body-centric wireless communications. System-level modeling is analytically and numerically performed on the basis of multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (MB-OFDM) system. System performance is evaluated for different parts of the body based on real-time measurements. Results and analyses, based on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and bit error rate (BER), demonstrated that BER is less than or equal to 0.1% for 96.43% of lower-body locations (for on-body communications) and 83.68% of the human trunk ones (for off-body communications), respectively, with low power requirements.

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

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