Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications

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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 covers 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. This cutting-edge resource briefs engineers on key ...
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Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications, Second Edition

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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 covers 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. This cutting-edge resource briefs engineers on key propagation issues and then dives into the nuts-and-bolts of antenna design that delivers the goods. It covers on-body communication channels at microwave frequency and low frequency bands, as well as ultra wideband systems for WPANs (wireless personal area networks) and WBANs (wireless body area networks).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608073764
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you a practitioner in the area of on-body wireless systems? If you are, then this book is for you. Author and editors Peter S. Hall, University of Birmingham, Yang Hao, Queen Mary College, and the University of London), have done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book that provides you with complete and current details on the theory, design, and applications of wireless antennas for on-body wireless systems. The authors and editors, begin with an overview of body-centric communications. Next, they discuss the electromagnetic properties of the body, including material properties. Then, the authors and editors give an overview of on-body channels at microwave frequency bands and a brief review of applications of microwave on-body communications from current handset-header communications to future applications, such as support for medical sensor networks and emergency personnel. In addition, they also investigate on-body wireless communications at low frequency bands and give an overview of on-body channel performance at these frequencies. The authors and editors then give an overview of UWB as an enabling technology for body-centric communications. Then, they introduce wearable antennas for cellular for cellular and WLAN communications, and is aimed primarily at communications from on to off the body. The authors and editors then explore body-sensor networks, including the basics of biomedical RF telemetry and biosensor systems. Next, they discuss antennas and propagation for telemedicine. The authors and editors continue by examining antennas and propagation for wireless implants. Finally, they explore the art of body-centric wireless communications. This most excellent book discusses the ever-growing miniaturization of electronic devices. More importantly though, combined with recent developments in wearable computer technology, is leading to the creation of a wide range of devices that can be carried by their user in a pocket or otherwise attached to their body.

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