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The effects of the human body on UWB signal propagation in an indoor environment

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7 Author(s)
Welch, T.B. ; US Naval Acad., Annapolis, MD, USA ; Musselman, R.L. ; Emessiene, B.A. ; Gift, P.D.
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Ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems are investigated for their ability to operate in dense multipath environments. While a great deal of time and effort has been spent characterizing both the indoor and outdoor UWB channels, the effects of human body interaction with a close proximity UWB antenna remains unexplored. Measurements of a commercially available UWB antenna performance in an anechoic chamber and in various indoor multipath environments were conducted. Comparisons of these measurement results indicate that while the human body creates a deep (23.6 dB) in a light multipath environment, this is drastically reduced (6.8 dB) in a dense multipath environment.

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 9 )