Composite fading in non-line-of-sight off-body communications channels

Seong Ki Yoo, Simon Cotton

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the characteristics of the composite fading observed in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) off-body communications channels using the η-μ/inverse gamma distribution. We use a number of different datasets obtained from NLOS off-body measurements which have been performed in a range of different environments at 5.8 GHz and 60 GHz. In all cases, the bodyworn node was positioned on the front-central chest region of an adult male. It is shown that the η-μ/inverse gamma model provides an excellent fit to the measurement data for all of the considered cases. Using the Akaike information criterion (AIC), we have compared the η-μ/inverse gamma model with other composite and non-composite fading models associated with the NLOS channel conditions. The AIC results confirm that the η-μ/inverse gamma model was the most likely model to have been responsible for generating the channel data from the set of candidates which were considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)
PublisherIEEE
Pages286-290
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701870
ISBN (Print)9781509037421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEUCAP 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/03/1724/03/17

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Keywords

  • Fading Channels
  • Antenna Radiation Patterns
  • Body Area Networks
  • Gamma Distribution
  • NLOS off-body communication

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    Yoo, S. K., & Cotton, S. (2017). Composite fading in non-line-of-sight off-body communications channels. In 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP) (pp. 286-290). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/eucap.2017.7928458