Antenna diversity techniques for enhanced ultra-wideband body-centric wireless networks in healthcare

Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Yang Hao

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Abstract

Achieving better system performance and receiving optimum communication link quality with minimum power consumption is the main drive behind the recent surge in interest in diversity-based techniques, whether it is from a spatial, frequency or polarisation perspective. In this chapter, studies for applicability of antenna diversity to be applied in ultra-wideband (UWB) on/off-body channel are carried out. Measurements are performed in both an anechoic chamber (no multi-path reflections) and in a typical indoor environment (dense multi-path surroundings) on a human candidate for various daily life activities including both static and dynamic cases. Various diversity techniques are applied to highlight the benefit of incorporating such methods in enhancing the overall system performance by increasing the reliability of the link and hence, successful reception rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications
PublisherSpringer US
Pages153-175
Number of pages23
Volume9781461488965
ISBN (Electronic)9781461488965
ISBN (Print)1461488958, 9781461488958
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Body-centric wireless network
  • Diversity
  • Diversity combining
  • On-body diversity radio channel
  • On-body position
  • UWB antenna
  • UWB channel
  • UWB on/off-body diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Abbasi, Q. H., Alomainy, A., & Hao, Y. (2014). Antenna diversity techniques for enhanced ultra-wideband body-centric wireless networks in healthcare. In Ultra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications (Vol. 9781461488965, pp. 153-175). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8896-5_8