Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks

Jordi Agud Ruiz, Jiang Xu, Shigeru Shimamoto

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    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
    Volume1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006 - Las Vegas, NV
    Duration: 2006 Jan 82006 Jan 10

    Other

    Other2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period06/1/806/1/10

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    Communication
    Personal communication systems
    Distance measurement
    Electromagnetic waves
    Transmitters
    Modulation

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Ruiz, J. A., Xu, J., & Shimamoto, S. (2006). Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks. In 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006 (Vol. 1, pp. 509-513). [1593076] https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2006.1593076

    Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks. / Ruiz, Jordi Agud; Xu, Jiang; Shimamoto, Shigeru.

    2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006. Vol. 1 2006. p. 509-513 1593076.

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

    Ruiz, JA, Xu, J & Shimamoto, S 2006, Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks. in 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006. vol. 1, 1593076, pp. 509-513, 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006, Las Vegas, NV, 06/1/8. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2006.1593076
    Ruiz JA, Xu J, Shimamoto S. Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks. In 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006. Vol. 1. 2006. p. 509-513. 1593076 https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2006.1593076
    Ruiz, Jordi Agud ; Xu, Jiang ; Shimamoto, Shigeru. / Propagation characteristics of intra-body communications for body area networks. 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006. Vol. 1 2006. pp. 509-513
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