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

Ziri-Castro, K. I. and Scanlon, W. G. and Evans, N. E. (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: 29 Nov 2016 06:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: bodyworn antennas; handportable antennas; channel characterization; finite-difference time-domain (FDTD); radio propagation; ray tracing
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100501 Antennas and Propagation
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications

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