Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks

Jordi Agud Ruiz, Jiang Xu, Shigeru Shimamoto

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

63 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Body area networks (BAN) will become increasingly important in the future personal communication systems. We believe that intra-body communications (IBC) based on near field electromagnetic waves is a suitable solution for BAN. This paper presents experimental measurements of the frequency and time domain responses in order to investigate the transmission characteristics of the human body as a conductor of low power high frequency radio signals (up to 3GHz). In the measurements, several distances between transmitter and receiver (up to a long distance from the head to the foot) and six test people (to study the possible variation results due to physiological body effects) have been considered. Besides analyzing the intra-body channel response, we also aim to define a suitable frequency range for IBC. Finally, this paper also presents an initial evaluation study of several digital modulation schemes in order to investigate the optimal technique for IBC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
Pages509-513
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 3
Event2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 82006 Jan 10

Publication series

Name2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
Volume1

Conference

Conference2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period06/1/806/1/10

Keywords

  • Blind people guidance application
  • Body area networks
  • Body channel
  • Body transmission characteristics
  • Intra-body communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this