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: PDF

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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.