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Characterization of the Body-Area Propagation Channel for Monitoring a Subject Sleeping

Smith, David; Miniutti, Dino; Hanlen, Leif


A dynamic characterization of the wireless body-area communication channel for monitoring a sleeping person is presented. The characterization uses measurements near the 2.4 GHz ISM band with measurements of eight adult subjects each over a period of at least 2 hours. Numerous transmit-receive pair (Tx-Rx) locations on and off the body for a typical body-area-network (BAN) are used. Three issues are addressed: 1) modeling of channel gain, 2) outage probability, and 3) outage duration. It is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2011.2164209


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