Comparison between two different antennas for UWB on-body propagation measurements

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The effect of two different antenna types on radio propagation in ultrawideband (UWB) on-body channel measurement are analyzed. Statistical path loss parameters and time domain channel characteristics [mean delay and root mean square (rms) delay spread] are extracted from measurement data. Reduction in rms delay spread is experienced when using printed horn shaped self-complementary antennas (HSCA) for specific body area links in comparison to monopole-like onmidirectional antennas, e.g., planar inverted cone antennas (PICA). Results show that the hybrid use of different type UWB antennas can effectively improve channel behavior in body-centric wireless networks.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • ultrawideband (UWB) antenna, frequency domain sounding, on-body channel