Tommi Tuovinen

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The objective of this paper is to verify applicability of Finite Integration Technique (FIT) based simulations in the modeling of Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio channel. A printed planar UWB monopole antenna, designed for Wireless Body Area Networks' (WBAN) on-body and off-body communications, is used in the experiments. The validation of the FIT-method is(More)
This paper investigates the effect of the operation distance (i.e., practical use) between an antenna and a human body on wireless body area network (WBAN) channel path gain. Different use cases in WBAN on-external (ext) and on-on links with different antenna-body distances for ultra wideband (UWB) technology are considered. These studies are carried out(More)
In this paper, the interaction between the ultra wideband (UWB) antenna and human body is considered and demonstrated in the range of 0-30 mm above the body surface, which could be practical operation distance for the on-body antenna. Two different planar UWB antennas (loop and dipole) are used for the examinations. First, the antenna performance in free(More)
This paper presents a path loss model for an ultra wideband (UWB) wireless body area network (WBAN) on-body communication. The modelling is based on the static frequency domain measurements in an anechoic chamber. The studies are done for several on-body radio channels and with two different UWB antennas (dipole and double loop) for the frequency range of(More)
In this paper, pseudo-dynamic radio channel models for ultra wideband (UWB) wireless body area network communications are presented. To produce the models, frequency domain on-body measurements were conducted in an anechoic chamber within the frequency band of 2-8 GHz. The study was conducted for two UWB antenna types (dipole and double loop). A walking(More)
Comprehensive knowledge of the channel and accurate channel models are essential in the optimized system design. In the Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) applications, use of Ultra Wideband (UWB) transmission as well as close presence of human body, bring their own major challenges in the channel modeling. Several channel models have been proposed and(More)
This paper presents a generic small scale channel model for ultra wideband wireless body area network communications. It is based on static on-body measurements in an anechoic chamber by using a vector network analyzer within a 2-8 GHz bandwidth. Two antenna types are used for the examination: dipole and double loop. From the existing data, a generic(More)