Indoor radio channel characterization and modeling for a 5.2-GHz bodyworn receiver

Ziri-Castro, Karla and Scanlon, William and Evans, Noel (2004) Indoor radio channel characterization and modeling for a 5.2-GHz bodyworn receiver. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 3 (1). pp. 219-222. ISSN 1536-1225

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[Abstract]: Wireless local area network applications may include
the use of bodyworn or handportable terminals. For the first time,
this paper compares measurements and simulations of a narrowband
5.2-GHz radio channel incorporating a fixed transmitter and
a mobile bodyworn receiver. Two indoor environments were considered,
an 18-m long corridor and a 42-m2 office. The modeling
technique was a site-specific ray-tracing simulator incorporating
the radiation pattern of the bodyworn receiver. In the corridor, the
measured body-shadowing effect was 5.4 dB, while it was 15.7 dB
in the office. First- and second-order small-scale fading statistics
for the measured and simulated results are presented and compared
with theoretical Rayleigh and lognormal distributions. The
root mean square error in the cumulative distributions for the simulated
results was less than 0.74% for line-of-sight conditions and
less than 1.4% for nonline-of-sight conditions.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: bodyworn antennas; handportable antennas; channel characterization; finite-difference time-domain (FDTD); radio propagation; ray tracing
Fields of Research (FoR): 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100501 Antennas and Propagation
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications

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