Effect of wearable antenna polarization and directivity on on-body channel path gain at 60 GHz

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Measurements of on-body dynamic propagation channels have been performed at 60 GHz using dual-polarized scalar horns. The measured cumulative distribution functions (CDF) were compared to those reported previously with monopole antennas. The performances of horn and monopole antennas were compared in various on-body channels and it was found that omnidirectional low-gain antennas produce stronger path gain in some channels. It was concluded that polarization diversity is unlikely to provide a significant gain but the channel capacity may be improved by using several polarization channels in a multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) system.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 7 Jul 201313 Jul 2013


Conference2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

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