Effects of Human Body Interference on the Performance of a GPS Antenna

U. Rehman, M. , Gao, Y., Chen, X., Parini, C.G. and Ying, Z. (2007) Effects of Human Body Interference on the Performance of a GPS Antenna. In: The Second European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007, Edinburgh, UK, 11-16 Nov 2007, p. 111. ISBN 9780863418426 (doi:10.1049/ic.2007.1042)

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Abstract

Global Positioning System (GPS) provides navigation and positioning services to millions of users worldwide. Evolution of GPS mobile receivers added to its popularity and made it an essential element of wireless body area networks (WBAN) and wireless personal area networks (WPAN). Human body is the integral part of such applications and affects their performance. This paper investigates the effects of human body on the performance of a GPS antenna in LI frequency band considering various antenna-body separations, different antenna positions on the body and various body postures. These effects are studied and analysed via electromagnetic simulations.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ur Rehman, Dr Masood
Authors: U. Rehman, M., Gao, Y., Chen, X., Parini, C.G., and Ying, Z.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
ISSN:0537-9989
ISBN:9780863418426

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