Effect of Antenna Type on the Capacity of Body-to-Body Capacity When Using Uniform Power Allocation

Type
Conference Paper

Authors
Ghanem, Khalida
Al-Quwaiee, Hessa
Khan, Imdad
Hall, Peter

KAUST Department
Electrical Engineering Program

Date
2012-09

Abstract
Body-area networks are led to target multimedia applications where high-data rate is involved. In this paper, the characterization of the measured body-to-body channels and the ergodic capacity with uniform power allocation is discussed when using multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) PIFA and IFA antenna systems. This capacity is compared to the measured belt-head and belt-chest on-body channels using PIFA antennas in the same environment. It is shown that body channels reach less ergodic capacity than the equivalent Rayleigh channel because of the presence of a LOS component. The capacity is the same for the body-to-body case regardless of the antenna and the on-body channels reach better capacity values compared to these former. © 2012 IEEE.

Citation
Ghanem K, Al Qowaiee H, Khan I, Hall P (2012) Effect of Antenna Type on the Capacity of Body-to-Body Capacity When Using Uniform Power Allocation. 2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/vtcfall.2012.6399370.

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)

Conference/Event Name
76th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2012

DOI
10.1109/vtcfall.2012.6399370

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