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M. Hämäläinen, M. Särestöniemi, T. Kumpuniemi, J. Iinatti and R. Kohno, "On the UWB WBAN Radio Channel Research," 2021 XXXIVth General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS), 2021, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.23919/URSIGASS51995.2021.9560553

On the UWB WBAN radio channel research

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Author: Hämäläinen, Matti1; Särestöniemi, Mariella1; Kumpuniemi, Timo1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
2Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-11-15


In this paper, radio signal propagation characteristics for ultra wideband (UWB) signal is discussed in a wireless body area network (WBAN) context. The studied system approach considers on-body communications, which, however, is affected also by the in-body parts. Multipath signal components could propagate both on-body and in-body. Depending on the sensor node installations and the tissue types and volumes in the vicinity of them, radio signals propagate in the environment differently. Thus, tissues, and especially highly conductive implants underneath the skin could also contribute to on-body propagation characteristics. The following discussion is based on the research carried out at University of Oulu, Finland.

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Series: URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
ISSN: 2640-7027
ISSN-E: 2642-4339
ISSN-L: 2640-7027
ISBN: 978-9-4639-6802-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-2995-5
Pages: 1 - 4
DOI: 10.23919/URSIGASS51995.2021.9560553
Host publication: 2021 XXXIVth General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS)
Conference: General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science
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 in part by the self-funded project WBAN Communications in the Congested Environments (MeCCE), Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) and the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 872752.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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