Human body effects on LTE femtocell antennas

Ur Rehman, M. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2018) Human body effects on LTE femtocell antennas. In: Ur Rehman, M. and Safdar, G. A. (eds.) LTE Communications and Networks: Femtocells and Antenna Design Challenges. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 289-321. ISBN 9781119385226 (doi: 10.1002/9781119385271.ch11)

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This chapter presents an investigative study to characterize the electromagnetic interaction between body‐mounted Long Term Evolution (LTE) antennas and the human body. Efficient deployment of the Body‐centric Wireless Network (BCWN) systems makes it indispensable to evaluate the interaction of the human body and body‐worn antennas. Various factors affecting this communication link including on‐body antenna placement, antenna and body separation and body posture are considered. Thorough numerical modelling, supported by measurements, has been carried out to demonstrate the importance of numerical modelling and explore these body proximity effects. The performances of the three types of numerical models have been studied in terms of transmission coefficient, radiation patterns, electric field distribution and specific absorption rate (SAR) to evaluate their accuracy. Energy efficiency is an open research issue due to anticipated enhanced battery life of wireless LTE devices.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Abbasi, Dr Qammer and Ur Rehman, Dr Masood
Authors: Ur Rehman, M., and Abbasi, Q. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:LTE Communications and Networks
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Published Online:10 April 2018

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