Ultra wideband radio channel characterisation for body-centric wireless communication

Qammer H. Abbasi, Richa Bharadwaj, Khalid Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin, Akram Alomainy

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This chapter discusses the various experimental investigations undertaken to thoroughly understand the Ultra wideband (UWB) on/off-body radio propagation channels. These characterisation measurement campaigns were performed in both the anechoic chamber and a typical indoor environment (cluttered laboratory). Effect of human body movements on the channel parameters is evaluated. Apart from measurements in an anechoic chamber and in an indoor environment, when body parts were moving, measurements were also taken on a treadmill machine in order to mimic the scenario of UWB body-centric system applied in performance monitoring for sport and exercise medicine. Radio channel parameters are extracted from the measurement data and statistically analysed to provide a preliminary radio propagation model with the inclusion of pseudo-dynamic body movements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and State-of-the-Art
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9781849199902
ISBN (Print)9781849199896
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • Anechoic chamber
  • Body-centric wireless communication
  • Channel parameters
  • Cluttered laboratory
  • Human body movement
  • Indoor environment
  • Indoor radio
  • Pseudodynamic body movement
  • Radiowave propagation
  • Treadmill machine
  • Ultra wideband communication
  • Ultra wideband radio channel characterisation
  • Uwb on/off-body radio propagation channel
  • Wireless channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Abbasi, Q. H., Bharadwaj, R., Qaraqe, K., Serpedin, E., & Alomainy, A. (2016). Ultra wideband radio channel characterisation for body-centric wireless communication. In Advances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication: Applications and State-of-the-Art (pp. 43-80). Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1049/PBTE065E_ch3