Body-centric antenna positioning effects for off-body UWB communications in a contemporary learning environment

P Catherwood, W Scanlon

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    Abstract

    The propagation of UWB signals for body-centriccommunications within a modern classroom/conference roomenvironment was investigated. Presented results demonstratethat the body-antenna mounting position has a marked impacton the received power levels and positioning the antenna on thechest as opposed to the shoulder or wrist creates more extremevalues in receive power, mean excess delay and rms delay spread.Additionally, the best fit models for each scenario are presentedand highlight the difference between the chest and othercompared antenna locations. The work concluded that the chestis a poor choice of mounting position for the antenna due tosignificant body shadowing effects, with the wrist or shoulderconsidered better options for UWB systems.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Pages1571-1574
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2014
    EventAntennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2014 8th European Conference on -
    Duration: 11 Apr 2014 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceAntennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2014 8th European Conference on
    Period11/04/14 → …

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    Ultra-wideband (UWB)
    Antennas
    Communication
    Mountings

    Keywords

    • biomedical communication
    • radiowave propagation
    • ultra wideband antennas
    • UWB signal propagation
    • body shadowing effects
    • body-antenna mounting position
    • body-centric antenna positioning effects
    • body-centric communications
    • contemporary learning environment
    • modern classroom-conference room environment
    • off-body UWB communications
    • received power levels
    • Antenna measurements
    • Delays
    • Receiving antennas
    • Wrist
    • UWB
    • antenna
    • body-centric
    • propagation

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    Catherwood, P ; Scanlon, W. / Body-centric antenna positioning effects for off-body UWB communications in a contemporary learning environment. Unknown Host Publication. 2014. pp. 1571-1574
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