Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608073771
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 18 MB
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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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