Radio Wave Shadowing by Two-Dimensional Human BodyModel

Mitsuhiro YOKOTA
Yoshichika OHTA
Teruya FUJII

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B    No.1    pp.195-202
Publication Date: 2018/01/01
Publicized: 2017/07/06
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017EBP3110
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
indoor propagation,  physical channel model,  human body shadowing,  equivalent diameter,  Method of Moments,  

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The radio wave shadowing by a two-dimensional human body is examined numerically as the scattering problem by using the Method of Moments (MoM) in order to verify the equivalent human body diameter. Three human body models are examined: (1) a circular cylinder, (2) an elliptical cylinder, and (3) an elliptical cylinder with two circular cylinders are examined. The scattered fields yields by the circular cylinder are compared with measured data. Since the angle of the model to an incident wave affects scattered fields in models other than a circular cylinder, the models of an elliptical cylinder and an elliptical cylinder with two circular cylinders are converted into a circular cylinder of equivalent diameter. The frequency characteristics for the models are calculated by using the equivalent diameter.