Multiple antenna techniques for terahertz nano-bio communication

Aya Abdelaziz, Ke Yang, Khalid Qaraqe, Joseph Boutros, Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy

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Abstract

Using higher frequency bands becomes an essential demand resulting from the explosive wireless traffic needs and the spectrum shortage of the currently used bands. This paper presents an overview on the terahertz technology and its application in the area of multi-input multi-output antenna system and in-vivo nano-communication. In addition, it presents a preliminary study on applying multiple input-single output (MISO) antenna technique to investigate the signal propagation and antenna diversity techniques inside the human skin tissues, which is represented by three layers: stratum corneum (SC), epidermis, and dermis layers, in the terahertz (THz) frequency range (0.8-1.2) THz. The spatial antenna diversity is investigated in this study to understand MISO system performance for two different in-vivo channels resulting from the signal propagation between two transmitting antennas, located at the dermis layer, and one receiving antenna, located at epidermis layer. Three techniques are investigated: selection combining (SC), equal-gain combing (EGC), and maximum-ratio combining (MRC). The initial study indicates that using multiple antenna technique with THz might be not useful for in-vivo nano-communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages67-71
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538614617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018
Event4th IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2018 - Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: 28 Mar 201830 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameMiddle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME
Volume2018-March
ISSN (Print)2165-4247
ISSN (Electronic)2165-4255

Other

Other4th IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2018
CountryTunisia
CityTunis
Period28/3/1830/3/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Abdelaziz, A., Yang, K., Qaraqe, K., Boutros, J., Abbasi, Q. H., & Alomainy, A. (2018). Multiple antenna techniques for terahertz nano-bio communication. In 4th IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2018 (pp. 67-71). (Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME; Vol. 2018-March). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2018.8402408