Body Area Networks: Smart IoT and Big Data for Intelligent Health Management. 14th EAI International Conference, BODYNETS 2019, Florence, Italy, October 2-3, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Sensitivity of Galvanic Intra-Body Communication Channel to System Parameters

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_13,
        author={Ahmed Khorshid and Ibrahim Alquaydheb and Ahmed Eltawil and Fadi Kurdahi},
        title={Sensitivity of Galvanic Intra-Body Communication Channel to System Parameters},
        proceedings={Body Area Networks:  Smart IoT and Big Data for Intelligent Health Management. 14th EAI International Conference, BODYNETS 2019, Florence, Italy, October 2-3, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={Body Area Networks Intra-Body Communication Galvanic coupling Channel modeling Circuit model},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_13}
    }
    
  • Ahmed Khorshid
    Ibrahim Alquaydheb
    Ahmed Eltawil
    Fadi Kurdahi
    Year: 2019
    Sensitivity of Galvanic Intra-Body Communication Channel to System Parameters
    BODYNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_13
Ahmed Khorshid1,*, Ibrahim Alquaydheb1, Ahmed Eltawil1, Fadi Kurdahi1
  • 1: University of California Irvine (UCI)
*Contact email: Khorshia@uci.edu

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the sensitivity of the galvanic coupling Intra-Body Communication (IBC) channel to the variation of the basic parameters - being them electrical, geometrical or biological - of the main blocks of the IBC system; the transmitter and receiver nodes, the electrodes used, and the communication channel itself being the human body in this case. The study is performed over the frequency range 100 kHz–100 MHz, providing the system designer with a unique guide for the relationship between the system parameters, thus facilitating the design of an efficient and better matched system components.