Ultra wideband antenna diversity techniques for on/off-body radio channel characterisation

Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, Yang Hao

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Abstract

Diversity is powerful tool for combat fading. This paper presents experimental investigations and comparison of ultra wideband antenna diversity technique for on-body and off-body radio propagation channels. Diversity gain (DG) is calculated for five different channels namely: Access point (AP)/belt-to-head, AP/belt-to-chest, AP/belt-to-wrist, AP/belt-to-ankle and AP/belt-to-back with the subject performing realistic movements of different nature in an indoor environment. Results showed that almost 50% improvement in DG is obtained for off-body case as compared to on-body case, which shows the usefulness of UWB off-body diversity for body centric wireless communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2012
Pages209-212
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2012 - Tuscon, AZ, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20127 Mar 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2012
CountryUnited States
CityTuscon, AZ
Period5/3/127/3/12

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Abbasi, Q. H., Alomainy, A., & Hao, Y. (2012). Ultra wideband antenna diversity techniques for on/off-body radio channel characterisation. In 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2012 (pp. 209-212). [6178649] (2012 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/IWAT.2012.6178649