Antenna diversity technique for enhanced ultra wideband radio performance in body-centric wireless networks

Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Yang Hao

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Abstract

In this paper preliminary studies for analysis of antenna diversity in ultra wideband (UWB) on-body channel are carried out. Measurements are performed in both an anechoic chamber (no multipath reflections) and in a typical indoor environment (dense multipath surroundings) on a human subject for static and dynamic cases. Various diversity techniques are demonstrated and investigated to highlight the benefit of incorporating such methods in enhancing the overall system performance by increasing the reliability of the link and hence success reception rate. Diversity gain (DG) is calculated for five different on-body channels by plotting cumulative distribution functions (CDF) and it is found that diversity gain value is very low for chamber due to no reflections from surroundings as compared to indoor environment. Also in indoor environment and chamber, diversity gain is lowest for line-of-sight (LOS) case. There are significant benefits of diversity techniques for nonline-of-sight (NLOS) case as compared to LOS cases due to low power imbalance and low correlation coefficient between the branch signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World, Conference Proceedings - European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010
Pages197-200
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event13th European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World - 3rd European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Sep 201028 Sep 2010

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Other13th European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World - 3rd European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period27/9/1028/9/10

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Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Wireless networks
Antennas
Anechoic chambers
Distribution functions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Abbasi, Q. H., Alomainy, A., & Hao, Y. (2010). Antenna diversity technique for enhanced ultra wideband radio performance in body-centric wireless networks. In European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World, Conference Proceedings - European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010 (pp. 197-200). [5615232]

Antenna diversity technique for enhanced ultra wideband radio performance in body-centric wireless networks. / Abbasi, Qammer H.; Alomainy, Akram; Hao, Yang.

European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World, Conference Proceedings - European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010. 2010. p. 197-200 5615232.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abbasi, QH, Alomainy, A & Hao, Y 2010, Antenna diversity technique for enhanced ultra wideband radio performance in body-centric wireless networks. in European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World, Conference Proceedings - European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010., 5615232, pp. 197-200, 13th European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World - 3rd European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010, Paris, France, 27/9/10.
Abbasi QH, Alomainy A, Hao Y. Antenna diversity technique for enhanced ultra wideband radio performance in body-centric wireless networks. In European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World, Conference Proceedings - European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010. 2010. p. 197-200. 5615232
Abbasi, Qammer H. ; Alomainy, Akram ; Hao, Yang. / Antenna diversity technique for enhanced ultra wideband radio performance in body-centric wireless networks. European Microwave Week 2010, EuMW2010: Connecting the World, Conference Proceedings - European Wireless Technology Conference, EuWiT 2010. 2010. pp. 197-200
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