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Comparison of 3D scanned human models for off-body communications using motion capture

Swaisaenyakorn, Srijittra and Young, Paul R. and Kelly, Stephen W. and Batchelor, John C. (2012) Comparison of 3D scanned human models for off-body communications using motion capture. In: 2012 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). IEEE, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-4673-2218-8. E-ISBN 978-1-4673-2220-1. (doi:10.1109/LAPC.2012.6403082)

Abstract

Body area networks are complex to analyze as there are several channel mechanisms occurring simultaneously, i.e. environmental multipath together with body motion and close coupling between worn antennas and human tissue. Electromagnetic (EM) simulation is an important tool since not all studies can be done on a real human. In order to gain insight into off-body communication involving a worn antenna, this paper uses a 3D animated model obtained from a 3D surface scanner and a motion capture system for full wave simulation of channels at 2.45 and 5.5GHz. To evaluate if the model can represent body area radio channels in general, a comparison of S21 of the simulated model with measurements from 5 other models of similar height to the main test subject is presented.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/LAPC.2012.6403082
Uncontrolled keywords: solid modeling; antenna measurements; antennas; humans; body area networks; area measurement
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: P.S.P. Yapp
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 08:22 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35805 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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