Antennas And Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications (Hardcover)

Peter S. Hall (Editor), Yang Hao (Editor)




Get on board the next huge trend in mobile communications and computing with this trail-blazing resource on the theory, design, and applications of wireless antennas for on-body electronic systems. It brings you the state-of-the-art in existing applications like Bluetooth headsets together with detailed treatment of techniques, tools, and challenges in developing on-body antennas for an array of medical, emergency response, law enforcement, personal entertainment, and military applications on the horizon.

This first-of-its-kind book briefs you on energy propagation around and into the body and how to estimate performance of on-body wireless links, and then dives into the nuts-and-bolts of designing antenna systems that deliver the goods. It covers on-body communication channels at microwave frequency bands and at low frequency bands, as well as ultra wideband systems for WPANs and WBANs. You get details on body-centric UWB antennas and channels, as well as advances in wearable mobile, EBG, and smart fabric?antennas for cellular and WLAN communications. Chapters on telemedicine applications, such as remote diagnoses, and implantable medical devices cover crucial propagation issues and other obstacles that need to be addressed. Rounding out the coverage is a section on antenna design for body-sensor networks and their emerging military and space applications. Packed with hands-on guidance from noted experts, this volume will be indispensable for your efforts in designing and improving body-centric communication systems.


Table of Contents

Introduction to Body-Centric Wireless Communications ?What are Body-Centric Wireless Communications? Off-to-On-Body Communications. On-Body Communications. Medical Implants and Sensor Networks. Layout of Book.

Electromagnetic Properties and Modeling of the Human Body ?Electromagnetic Characteristics of Human Tissues. Physical Body Phantoms. Numerical Phantoms. Numerical Modeling Techniques for Antennas and Propagation.

On-Body Communication Channels at Microwave Frequency Bands ?Introduction. On-Body Channel Measurement and Modeling. Antenna Design. Optimized Antenna Design. Simulation and Modeling. Systems Modeling.

Transmission Mechanism of the Wearable Devices Using the Human Body as a Transmission Channel ‑‑ Introduction of Communications Using Circuits in Direct Contact with the Human Body. Numerical Analysis and Equivalent Circuit Models. Experiments Using the Human Phantom. Investigation of the Dominant Signal Transmission Path.

Body Centric UWB Communications ‑‑ Overview. Antennas. Channel Measurement and Simulation Methodology. Channel Characterization and Modeling.

Wearable Antennas for Cellular and WLAN Communications ?Background. Wearable Antennas: Critical Design Issues. Textile Materials. Effects of Substrate Materials: An Example of a Fabric GPS Antenna. Effects of Various Conductive Materials of Patch Antennas: An Example of a WLAN Antenna on Fleece Fabric. Dual Frequency Wearable Antenna Design: An Example of a U-Slot Patch. Wearable Electromagnetic Band-Gap Antennas (WEBGA): An Example of a WLAN Antenna. Wearable Antennas Near the Human Body: An Example of a WLAN Antenna.

Body-Sensor Networks for Space and Military Applications ‑‑ Introduction. Biosensor System and Basics of Biomedical RF Telemetry. Antenna Design for Body-Sensors. Space, Military, and Civilian Applications.

Antennas and Propagation for Telemedicine and Telecare: On-Body Systems ‑‑ Telemedicine and Telecare Applications. Antennas and Human Body Interaction in Personal Telemedicine. System Design Issues.

Antennas and Propagation for Telemedicine: Implant Systems ‑‑ Introduction. Antennas in Lossy Dispersive Medium. Low-Profile Antennas for Implantable Medical Devices.

Summary ‑‑ Overview and Conclusions. Future Challenges.