Advances in antennas and propagation for body centric wireless communications

P. S. Hall, Y. Hao, S. L. Cotton

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Abstract

Research in antennas and propagation for body centric wireless communications continues to grow, in response to increasing demands for body area networks (BANs) forhealthcare, defence and personal communications and entertainment. This paper will briefly review recent international work, and then report on advances in three UK BAN research centres, Birmingham, Queen Mary and Queens Belfast. The demand for greater security in BAN links could be met by the use of 60GHz channels, and the likely channel characteristics will be discussed and initial results given. New insights into surface wave excitation on the human body has enabled a novel low profile antenna to be designed that maximises link performance where very thin antennas are necessary. Finally advances in the numerical computation are reported, in which the importance of relating phantoms directly to patients to give subject specific simulations and to allow improved modelling of internal organs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2010
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/04/201016/04/2010

Keywords

  • Antennas
  • Body centric
  • Communications
  • Radiowave propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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