Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications

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Overview

Get ready for the tidal wave of "body centric" electronic systems that will take mobile communications and computing to new heights! This first-of-its-kind book will help engineers pave the way with its definitive treatment of on-body antenna theory, design and applications. It coverers both the state-of-the-art in existing systems together with new advances leading to medical, personal entertainment, law enforcement, and military applications now in development.

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Meet the Author

Peter S. Hall is a professor of communications engineering and head of the Communications Engineering Research Group at The University of Birmingham. He has authored four books and over 130 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 reader in antenna and electromagnetics with the Antenna Engineering Group, Queen Mary College, University of London. He has published over 70 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Body-Centric Wireless Communications. Electromagnetic Properties and Modelingof the Human Body. On-Body Communication Channels at Microwave Frequency Bands. Transmission Mechanism of the Wearable Devices Using the Human Body as a Transmission Channel. Body Centric UWB Communications. Wearable Antennas for Cellular and WLAN Communications. Body-Sensor Networks for Space and Military Applications. Antennas and Propagation for Telemedicine and Telecare: On-Body Systems. Antennas and Propagation for Telemedicine: Implant Systems. Summary.

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