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

Analysis of Channel Characteristic for Body Channel Communication Transceiver Design

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_28,
        author={Jaeeun Jang and Hoi-Jun Yoo},
        title={Analysis of Channel Characteristic for Body Channel Communication Transceiver Design},
        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={Analysis Body area network Body channel communication BCC Channel High data rate Measurement Wide-band},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_28}
    }
    
  • Jaeeun Jang
    Hoi-Jun Yoo
    Year: 2019
    Analysis of Channel Characteristic for Body Channel Communication Transceiver Design
    BODYNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_28
Jaeeun Jang1,*, Hoi-Jun Yoo1
  • 1: KAIST
*Contact email: jaeeun.jang@kaist.ac.kr

Abstract

In this paper, body channel communication and its channel characteristic are investigated through measurement. Previously, the body channel communication has limitation in channel bandwidth due to its fluctuation. To verify orientation, 4 independent systemic factors are under test; (1) the size of the signal electrode attaching on the skin, (2) the size of the ground plane (GND) electrode that is not attaching on the skin, (3) the channel distance between TX and RX through human body, and (4) the length of cable connecting between the transceiver hardware and signal electrode. The size of the electrode and channel communication does not have a high correlation, However, the cable length between electrode and device shows a large variation. The newly proposed results are useful for hardware design and allow larger utilizable channel bandwidth that is promising for future BCC hardware design.