Characterization and Modeling of the Indoor Radio Channel at 868 MHz for a Mobile Bodyworn Wireless Personal Area Network

Simon Cotton, William Scanlon

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Abstract

This letter reports the statistical characterization and modeling of the indoor radio channel for a mobile wireless personal area network operating at 868 MHz. Line of sight (LOS) and non-LOS conditions were considered for three environments: anechoic chamber, open office area and hallway. Overall, the Nakagami-m cdf best described fading for bodyworn operation in 60% of all measured channels in anechoic chamber and open office area environments. The Nakagami distribution was also found to provide a good description of Rician distributed channels which predominated in the hallway. Multipath played an important role in channel statistics with the mean recorded m value being reduced from 7.8 in the anechoic chamber to 1.3 in both the open office area and hallway.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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