Evaluation of ultra-wideband in vivo radio channel and its effects on system performance

Ilyas, M., Ucan, O. N., Bayat, O., Nasir, A. A., Imran, M. A. , Alomainy, A. and Abbasi, Q. (2019) Evaluation of ultra-wideband in vivo radio channel and its effects on system performance. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 30(1), e3530. (doi:10.1002/ett.3530)

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Abstract

This paper presents bit‐error‐rate (BER) performance analysis and improvement using equalizers for an in vivo radio channel at ultra‐wideband frequencies (3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz). By conducting simulations using a bandwidth of 50 MHz, we observed that the in vivo radio channel is affected by small‐scale fading. This fading results in intersymbol interference affecting upcoming symbol transmission, causing delayed versions of the symbols to arrive at the receiver side and causes increase in BER. A 29‐taps channel was observed from the experimentally measured data using a human cadaver, and BER was calculated for the measured in vivo channel response along with the ideal additive white Gaussian noise and Rayleigh channel models. Linear and nonlinear adaptive equalizers, ie, decision feedback equalizer (DFE) and least mean square (LMS), were used to improve the BER performance of the in vivo radio channel. It is noticed that both the equalizers improve the BER but DFE has better BER compared to LMS and shows the 2‐dB and 4‐dB performance gains of DFE over the LMS at Eb/No = 12 dB and at Eb/No = 14 dB, respectively. The current findings will help guide future researchers and designers in enhancing systems performance of an ultra‐wideband in vivo wireless systems.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Ilyas, M., Ucan, O. N., Bayat, O., Nasir, A. A., Imran, M. A., Alomainy, A., and Abbasi, Q.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:2161-3915
ISSN (Online):2161-3915
Published Online:30 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
First Published:First published in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 30(1):e3530
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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