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Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications, Second Edition

Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications, Second Edition

By (author)s: Peter S. Hall, Yang Hao
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781608073771

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Now in a newly updated and revised edition, this timely resource provides you with complete and current details on the theory, design, and applications of wireless antennas for on-body electronic systems. The Second Edition offers readers brand new material on advances in physical phantom design and production, recent developments in simulation methods and numerical phantoms, descriptions of methods for simulation of moving bodies, and the use of the body as a transmission channel. You also find a completely revised chapter on channel characterization and antenna design at microwave frequencies. This cutting-edge volume 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. The 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.
Introduction to Body-Centric Wireless Communications - What are Body-Centric Communications Systems? Overview of Systems. Overview of Applications. New Trends and Progress Since the First Edition. Layout of the 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 Propogation. Modeling of Dynamic Body Effects. ; Antenna Design and Channel Characterization for On-Body Communications at Microwave Frequencies -Introduction. Measurement Methods. Body-Centric Channel Measurement and Modeling. Antenna Design. Multiple Antenna Systems. Systems Modeling. Conclusions. ; Wearable Devices Using the Human Body as a Transmission Channel -Introduction of Communications Using Circuits in Direct Contact with the Human Body. Numerical Analysis of Communication Devices Using Low Frequencies. Experiments Using Human Phantoms. Investigation of the Dominant Signal Transmission Path. Conclusions. ; Ultrawideband Technology for Body-Centric Wireless Communications - Overview. UWB Antennas for Body-Centric Wireless Communication. Channel Simulation and Measurement Methodology. Channel Characterization and Modeling. Concluding Remarks. ; Wearable Antennas: Advances in the Design, Characterization, and Application -Introduction. Review of the Literature. Wearable Antennas: Critical Design Issues. Textile Materials. Effects of Substrate Materials: An Example of Fabric GPS Antenna. Effect on Various Conductive Materials of Patch Antennas: An Example of WLAN Antenna on Fleece Fabric. Dual Frequency Wearable Antenna Design: An Example of a U-Slot Patch. Wearable Electromagnetic Bang Gap Antenna (WEBGA): An Example of WLAN Antenna. Wearable Antennas Near the Human Body: An Example of a WLAN Antenna. Wearable Antenna Environmental Performance Issues. Conclusions. ; 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. Conclusion. ; Medical Implant Communication Systems -Introduction. Antennas in Lossy Dispersive Medium. Low-Profile Antennas for Implantable Medical Devices. Conclusion.;
  • Peter S. Hall Peter S. Hall is a professor of communications engineering, leader of the Antennas and Applied Electromagnetic Laboratory, and Head of the Devices and Systems Research Centre at The University of Birmingham. He has authored five books and over 350 papers in the areas of microwave antennas and associated components and antenna measurements, and holds numerous patents in the field. He received his Ph.D. in antenna measurements from Sheffield University.; Yang Hao is a professor of antennas and electromagnetics in the Antenna Engineering Group at Queen Mary College, University of London. He has published several papers in areas including computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic bandgap structures and microwave metamaterials, antennas and radio propagation for body-centric wireless networks, active antennas for millimeter/submillimeter applications, and photonic integrated antennas. He earned his Ph.D. at the Centre for Communications Research (CCR) at the University of Bristol.
  • Yang Hao Yang Hao is Professor of Antennas and Electromagnetics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Over the years, he has developed several fully-integrated antenna solutions based on novel artificial materials to reduce mutual RF interference, weight, cost and system complexity for security, aerospace and healthcare applications. He coined the term 'Body-centric wireless communications', an area which refers to networking among wearable and implantable wireless sensors on the human body. He contributed to the industrial development of wireless sensors for healthcare monitoring as well as wearable and textile antennas. He currently leads several major developments in microwave metamaterials, body-centric wireless communications and is also a member of management team at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. Professor Hao has published 2 books, 7 book chapters and more than 120 journal papers. From 2010-2012, he served as a Vice Chairman for the Professional Network on Antenna and Propagations, IET and is also a board member of European School of Antennas, European Antenna Centre of Excellence. He is an associate editor for both IEEE TAP and AWPL. In 2013, Professor Hao received the prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society, UK. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET and ERA Foundation.
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