Fading characteristics of indoor off-body communications with multiple-antennas at the base station

Seong Ki Yoo, Simon Cotton

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Abstract

In this paper, the first- and second-order fading characteristics of diversity reception techniques used for indoor off-body communications are investigated. The work considered a body worn transmitter situated at either the chest, waist or wrist of a user and a hypothetical 5.8 GHz base station equipped with multiple receive antennas. In particular, diversity specific statistics for selection, equal gain and maximal ratio combiners operating in Nakagami-m fading conditions were used to model the statistics of the small-scale fading experienced output of the combiner. It was found that adding additional branches significantly reduced level crossing rates at lower signal levels. Moreover, the theoretical diversity specific probability density and level crossing rate equations provided an excellent fit to all of the combined envelopes analyzed in this study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)
PublisherIEEE
Pages719-720
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
ISBN (Print)9781479935383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - Memphis, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Abbreviated titleAPSURSI
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period6/07/1411/07/14

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    Yoo, S. K., & Cotton, S. (2014). Fading characteristics of indoor off-body communications with multiple-antennas at the base station. In 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI) (pp. 719-720). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2014.6904690