On-Body Diversity Channel Characterization

I Khan, Yuriy Nechayev, Peter Hall

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Statistical analysis of the on-body diversity combined and branch signals are presented. The distribution of short-term fading envelopes of the branch and combined signals show that the fading environment for the on-body channels is Rician. The long-term fading best fits the Log-Normal distribution. The average best fit parameters are presented for short-term and long-term fading envelopes of the branch and combined signals. The Doppler spectra are also presented. Three different types of antennas were used and two on-body channels were characterized at 2.45, 5.8, and 10 GHz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010


  • on-body channels
  • diversity
  • fading channels
  • doppler frequency shift
  • Channel characterization


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