Spatial correlation analysis of on-body radio channels considering statistical significance

Xiao Dong Yang, Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Yang Hao

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On-body radio channel modeling and measurement has been studied extensively. However, the spatial correlation properties of channel parameters and the reliability of on-body channel measurements remain poorly understood. In this letter, a K-weight-based spatial autocorrelation model and corresponding Z-score is used to investigate the spatial correlation of on-body radio propagation and the degree of confidence in measurement results. It is demonstrated that, due to rich multipath scattering in an indoor environment, both the spatial autocorrelation and corresponding confidence level are higher compared to those in the chamber environment. These findings have the profound implication that, for less scattered environments, the locations of transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) need to be very accurate in order to achieve high repeatability in on-body channel measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5967884
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • K-weight
  • on-body radio propagation
  • spatial autocorrelation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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