Modelling of the terahertz communication channel for in-vivo nano-networks in the presence of noise

Rui Zhang, Ke Yang, Akram Alomainy, Qammer H. Abbasi, Khalid Qaraqe, Raed M. Shubair

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the modelling of communication channel noise inside human tissues at the THz band (0.1-10THz). A novel model is put forward based on the study of the physical mechanism of the channel noise in the medium, which takes into account both the radiation of the medium and the molecular absorption from the transmitted signal. The derivation and the general concepts of the noise modelling is detailed in the paper. The results show that the channel noise power spectral density at the scale of several micrometres is at acceptable levels and the value tends to decrease with the increase of both distance and frequency. In addition, the channel noise is also related to the composition of the human tissues, with the result of higher channel noise in tissues with higher water concentration. The conclusion drawn from the conducted study and analysis paves the way for more comprehensive characterisation of the electromagnetic channel within in-vivo nano-networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025862
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2016
Event16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 13 Nov 201615 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameMediterranean Microwave Symposium
Volume0
ISSN (Print)2157-9822
ISSN (Electronic)2157-9830

Other

Other16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period13/11/1615/11/16

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Keywords

  • Body-centric communication
  • nano-networks
  • noise modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhang, R., Yang, K., Alomainy, A., Abbasi, Q. H., Qaraqe, K., & Shubair, R. M. (2016). Modelling of the terahertz communication channel for in-vivo nano-networks in the presence of noise. In 2016 16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2016 [7803812] (Mediterranean Microwave Symposium; Vol. 0). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MMS.2016.7803812