Link Characteristics for an Off-Body UWB Transmitter in a Hospital Environment

P Catherwood, W Scanlon

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Abstract

For the first time, this paper presents both static andmobile signal strength measurements made for a bodywornUWB radio channel in a 49m2 hospital environment usingRF-over-fibre technology to eliminate unwantedelectromagnetic interference effects associated with the use ofRF co-axial cables. The results show that received signalstrength values depend significantly on whether the transmitand receive antennas are in relative LOS or NLOS, with LOSvalues being higher than the reference value and NLOS beingless than the reference value. For mobile tests, LOS conditionstended to be either Rice or Gamma distributed with NLOSLognormal distributed. For static conditions, signal strength isalso dependant on user mode, with the difference betweenstanding and sitting in the same location being up to 10.66dB.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Pages569-572
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conf. (LAPC) - Loughborough
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conf. (LAPC)
Period1/01/09 → …

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Coaxial cables
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Telecommunication links
Transmitters
Antennas
Fibers

Keywords

  • hospitals
  • radio links
  • radio receivers
  • radio transmitters
  • ultra wideband communication
  • wearable antennas
  • wireless channels
  • RF over fibre technology
  • hospital environment
  • link characteristics
  • mobile signal strength measurement
  • off body UWB transmitter
  • receive antenna
  • stationary signal strength measurement
  • transmit antenna
  • wearable UWB radio channel
  • Antenna measurements
  • Cables
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile antennas
  • Optical transmitters
  • Radio transmitters
  • Testing
  • Transmitting antennas
  • Ultra wideband antennas
  • Wireless sensor networks

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Catherwood, P., & Scanlon, W. (2009). Link Characteristics for an Off-Body UWB Transmitter in a Hospital Environment. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 569-572) https://doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2009.5352391
Catherwood, P ; Scanlon, W. / Link Characteristics for an Off-Body UWB Transmitter in a Hospital Environment. Unknown Host Publication. 2009. pp. 569-572
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Catherwood, P & Scanlon, W 2009, Link Characteristics for an Off-Body UWB Transmitter in a Hospital Environment. in Unknown Host Publication. pp. 569-572, Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conf. (LAPC), 1/01/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2009.5352391

Link Characteristics for an Off-Body UWB Transmitter in a Hospital Environment. / Catherwood, P; Scanlon, W.

Unknown Host Publication. 2009. p. 569-572.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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