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

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781467318815
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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