Body Channel Characterisation Using Dual Band Button Antennas
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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Miller, J. A.; Batchelor, J. C. (Department of Electronics, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NT, United Kingdom)
In this paper it is shown that creeping waves cause for transmission around the human body using a Metallic Button Antenna. This study indicates that the human body can actually enhance received power over that of free space. A small, unobtrusive, dual-band antenna is used in the measurement and characterisation of On-body communication channels. Measurements are performed on a human subject and a free space phantom model with the effects of the body on the communication channel being discussed.