Fading and Rician K-factor in the Ultra Wideband Footwear-Centric Body Area Network

TitleFading and Rician K-factor in the Ultra Wideband Footwear-Centric Body Area Network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSipal, V, Gaetano, D, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ, Brannigan, C, Keating, L, Horgan, F
Conference NameEuCAP 2014 - European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Pagination2281-2284
Conference Start Date06/04/2014
Conference LocationThe Hague, The Netherlands
Abstract

The fading and Rician K-factor in UWB Body Area Networks (BANs) is explored. It compares the traditional waist-centric approach with a novel footwear-centric architecture. The recently introduced footwear-centric architecture considers locating the central hub (data aggregator) in the footwear and it was shown to be comparable or superior to the waist-centric approach in terms of path-gain. This paper shows that this conclusion also applies to the fading severity and the Rician K-factor. Thus it is concluded that the footwear centric network is a feasible alternative for novel UWB BANs.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6902269
DOI10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902269
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