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The human body characteristics as a signal transmission medium for intrabody communication

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Cho, Namjun; Yoo, Jerald; Song, Seong-Jun; Lee, Jeabin; Jeon, Seonghyun; Yoo, Hoi-Jun

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.55 No.5, pp.1080-1086
The human body characteristics as a signal transmission medium are studied for the application to intrabody communication. The measurements of the body channel cover the frequency range from 100 kHz to 150 MHz and the distance on the body up to 1.2 m. A distributed RC model is developed to analyze the large variation of the channel properties according to the frequency and channel length. The simulation results using the channel model match well with the measurements in both the frequency and time domains. The effect of the ground plane to the body channel transceivers is also investigated and an empirical formula for the minimum ground size is obtained. Finally, the amount of the electromagnetic radiation due to the body antenna effect is measured. With regards to the Federal Communications Commission regulations, the proper frequency range for the intrabody communication is determined to satisfy given bit error rate requirements.
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Research Area Biomedical Applications, Energy-Efficient Integrated Circuits


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