Effect of the Indoor Environment on the UWB On-Body Radio Propagation Channel

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sani, Andrea; Alomainy, Akram; Hao, Yang (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom)

This paper presents the effect of the indoor environment in the UWB on-body radio channel. A Measurement campaign was performed in the anechoic chamber and in an indoor environment for comparison. The propagation along the front part of the body and around the trunk are analyzed. Path loss model, time delay parameters and pulse fidelity are extracted from measured data. A statistical analysis on the Root Mean Square (RMS) delay shows that Nakagami distribution is the best for modeling the propagation along the front part, while Normal is the best for propagation around the trunk. Results have proven that the propagation around the trunk is less affected from the multipath effect.