Numerical characterization of in vivo wireless communication channels

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Demir A. F., Abbasi Q. H., Ankarali Z. E., Serpedin E., Arslan H.

2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications, IMWS-Bio 2014, London, England, 8 - 10 December 2014 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/imws-bio.2014.7032392
  • City: London
  • Country: England
  • Keywords: Body area networks, channel model, in vivo propagation, medical implants, wave propagation
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we numerically investigated the in vivo wireless communication channel for human male torso at 915 MHz. Results show that in vivo channel is different than the classical communication channel and location dependency is very critical for link budget calculations. A statistical path loss model based on angle, depth and body region is introduced for near and far field regions. Furthermore, multipath characteristics are investigated using a power delay profile as well.