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M. Särestöniemi, C. Kissi, C. P. Raez, M. Sonkki, M. Hämäläinen and J. Iinatti, "Propagation and UWB Channel Characteristics on the Human Abdomen Area," 2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Krakow, Poland, 2019, pp. 1-5.

Propagation and UWB channel characteristics on the human abdomen area

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Author: Särestöniemi, Mariella1; Kissi, Chaïmaâ2; Pomalaza Raez, Carlos3;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
2Electronics and Telecommunication Systems Research Group, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA), Ibn TofailUniversity, Kenitra, Morocco
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-10-08


In this paper, radio channel characteristics and signal propagation on the human abdomen area, in particular small intestine part, are evaluated by simulations. Studies are based on a recently published low ultra wideband cavity-backed antenna designed for in-body communications. The study is carried out with finite integration technique based electromagnetic propagation simulations. The main target of this study is to evaluate different antenna locations and antenna distances for the context of the wireless capsule endoscope localization. The study is carried out by evaluating frequency and time domain responses, as well as studying the strength of the E-fields and power inside the small intestine by introducing monitor points with different antenna location options. Furthermore, 2D power flow figures are used as to get insight to the power flow and to the propagation, in general, within the tissues. It is shown that channel characteristics and power flow vary significantly with frequency as well as with different antenna locations.

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Series: IEEE Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN: 2164-3342
ISSN-L: 2164-3342
ISBN: 978-88-907018-8-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-8127-5
Pages: 1 - 5
Host publication: Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP2019), 31 March-5 April 2019, Krakow, Poland
Conference: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been financially supported by the project WBAN Communications in the Congested Environments and in part by Academy of Finland 6GGenesis Flagship (grant 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2019 EurAAP/EuCAP. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the copyright owner.