Radio channel characterization for 400 MHz implanted devices

H.W. Pflug, H.J. Visser, N. F. Kiyani, G. Dolmans, K. Philips, K. Kanda, M. Hamaminato, S. Masui

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Abstract

The wireless communication channel around/in the human body is a difficult propagation environment. This paper presents measurement and simulation results to characterize such a channel. A fluid human body model is employed to emulate the inside of a human body. The paper details the fluid human model and path loss model parameters at 400 MHz (MICS band). It is shown that the simulated and measured results are in a close agreement, for instance at a distance of 20 cm and a implant depth of 10 cm, the measurement results in a path loss of -42.1 dB and the simulation in -43.0 dB. The effect of human model shape on measured path loss is analyzed. Furthermore, simulations are employed to characterize this effect. Using the path loss model a top-level link budget is evaluated to determine the feasibility of a given implant device compliant to IEEE802.15.6-WBAN-400 MHz standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages293-298
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3083-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 Apr 20149 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period6/04/149/04/14

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