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Analysis of Absorption Loss by a Human Body in On-to-Off Body Communication at 2.45 GHz

  • Jeon, Jaesung ;
  • Lee, Sangwoo ;
  • Choi, Jaehoon ;
  • Kim, Sunwoo
  • Received : 2014.12.19
  • Accepted : 2015.04.07
  • Published : 2015.04.30

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of absorption loss by a human body to the received signal strength with respect to on-body transmitting antenna positions in on-to-off wireless body area networks. This investigation is based on measurement results obtained from experiments performed on human bodies (male and female) using planar inverted-F antennas in an anechoic chamber. The total absorption loss by the human body is also presented through the SEMCAD-X simulations. Our investigation showed that the received signal strength becomes lower when the transmitting antenna is mounted at a specific position where more absorption loss is experienced. The statistical analyses of on-to-off body channel characteristics based on the measurement results are presented.

Keywords

Absorption Loss;Channel Characterization;Off-Body System;Received Signal Strength

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)