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M. Särestöniemi et al., "Measurement and Simulation Based Study on UWB Channel Characteristics on the Abdomen Area," 2019 13th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Oslo, Norway, 2019, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ISMICT.2019.8743940

Measurement and simulation based study on UWB channel characteristics on the abdomen area

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Author: Särestöniemi, Mariella1; Kissi, Chaïmaâ2; Raez, Carlos Pomalaza3;
Organizations: 1Center for Wireless Communications, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Electronics and Telecommunication Systems Research Group, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805, USA
4Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019082124949
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-08-21
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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive simulation and measurement data based study on the UWB on-body radio channel characteristics on the human abdomen area. The main target is to evaluate channel characteristics with several different antenna location options using a recently published ultra wideband (UWB) antenna designed for inbody communications, e.g. for capsule endoscope localization. For the simulations, we use two voxel models and two layer models. Measurement data consists of channel data for seven volunteers having different body size and body composition. The simulation and measurement data is compared and the reason for the differences is discussed. Furthermore, it is shown that the on-body channel characteristics vary significantly depending on the body size and shape of the volunteer if the antenna separation distance is large. With smaller antenna distances, the difference is minor.

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Series: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
ISSN: 2326-828X
ISSN-E: 2326-8301
ISSN-L: 2326-828X
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2342-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2343-1
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/ISMICT.2019.8743940
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/ISMICT.2019.8743940
Host publication: 13th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2019
Conference: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT)
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: This research has been financially supported by the project WBAN Communications in the Congested Environments and in part by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927). We would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the measurements. Ilkka Virtanen, Timo Mäkinen, and Jari Sillanpää from University of Oulu deserve acknowledgement for their help to enable the exhaustive simulations. Furthermore, Dr. Markus Berg from CWC is acknowledged for his advices with the CST simulator.
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