Realistic path loss estimation for capacitive body-coupled communication
2015 (English)In: Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD), 2015 European Conference on, IEEE , 2015, 173-176 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Realistic estimation of path loss is vital for designing an effective capacitive body-coupled communication system. The estimation based on simplified analytical models, however, results in errors as they do not model capacitive couplers accurately and different body positions. The proposed efficient full-wave electromagnetic (EM) model takes into account the effect of capacitive coupler, electro-physiological properties of tissues in human body, different body positions and environment all together to realistically predict the path loss. A comparison of both approaches is made in this paper, showing the superior performance of the proposed model.
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IEEE , 2015. 173-176 p.
, Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD), 2015 European Conference on
body area networks;electromagnetic wave propagation;EM model;WBAN;body coupled communication system;capacitive body coupled communication;capacitive coupler;efficient full wave electromagnetic;electrophysiological properties;realistic path loss estimation;wireless body area network;Analytical models;Biological system modeling;Couplers;Electrodes;Gain;Numerical models;Surface waves
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122832DOI: 10.1109/ECCTD.2015.7300105ISI: 000380498200087ISBN: 978-1-4799-9877-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122832DiVA: diva2:874191
European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD), 24-26 August, Trondheim, Norway