On-Body Area UWB Channel Modeling Including Reflection from Surroundings

Ippei KIMURA  Jianqing WANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.9   pp.2492-2495
Publication Date: 2011/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.2492
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Information Communication Technology for Highly Reliable Human Health Care Services)
wireless body area network,  ultra wideband,  channel model,  environment reflection,  

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This study aims how to contain the environment reflection in a dynamic on-body ultra wideband (UWB) channel model. Based on a measurement approach, it is demonstrated that a complete body area channel model can be regarded as a combination of the on-body propagation characteristic and additional components from the environment. Based on such a channel model, the effect of environment reflection on the average bit error rate performance was investigated for a typical impulse radio UWB system.