Characteristics of shadowed fading in off–body communications channels at 2.45 GHz

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Abstract

In this paper, a number of off-body channels which are susceptible to shadowing caused by the human body are investigated. In particular, the recently proposed shadowed κ–μ fading model is fitted to data obtained from field trials performed in low multipath conditions at 2.45 GHz. It is shown that this model provides a significantly improved fit to off-body channels which are subject to shadowing when compared to other fading models such as lognormal, Nakagami-m and Rice which are commonly applied to model fading in body centric communications channels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXXI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467352253
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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