In this paper we compare a number of the classical models used to characterize fading in body area networks (BANs) with the recently proposed shadowed κ-μ fading model. In particular, we focus on BAN channels which are considered to be susceptible to shadowing by the human body. The measurements considered in this study were conducted at 2.45 GHz for hypothetical BAN channels operating in both anechoic and highly reverberant environments while the person was moving. Compared to the Rice, Nakagami and lognormal fading models, it was found that the recently proposed shadowed κ-μ fading model provided an enhanced fit to the measured data.
|Title of host publication||2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-Bio2014)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Feb 2015|
|Event||2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Dec 2014 → 10 Dec 2014
|Workshop||2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications|
|Abbreviated title||IMWS-Bio 2014|
|Period||8/12/14 → 10/12/14|
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- Body centric communications
- on-body fading channels
- channel characterization