Chapter 6.2

Channel Models for On-Body Communications

H.G. Sandalidis1 and I. Maglogiannis2,    1Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, Greece,    2Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

The need to find reliable and simultaneously simplistic propagation models in the majority of frequency bands, where wireless body area networks (WBANs) operate in, is the driving force leading to the appearance of many studies on that topic during recent years. Transmission in WBANS is significantly affected by human body tissues and is frequency dependent. Signals are attenuated and delayed to a large extent and reach the receiver as a sum of several components traveling in multiple ...

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