Body Area Communications

Providing an introduction to the fundamentals of body area communications, this book covers the key topics of channel modeling, modulation and demodulation, and performance evaluation

A systematic introduction to body area networks (BAN), this book focuses on three major parts: channel modeling, modulation/demodulation communications performance, and electromagnetic compatibility considerations. The content is logically structured to lead readers from an introductory level through to in-depth and more advanced topics.

  • Provides a concise introduction to this emerging topic based on classroom-tested materials
  • Details the latest IEEE 802.15.6 standard activities
  • Moves from very basic physics, to useful mathematic models, and then to practical considerations
  • Covers not only EM physics and communications, but also biological applications
  • Topics approached include: link budget, bit error rate performance, RAKE and diversity reception; SAR analysis for human safety evaluation; and modeling of electromagnetic interference to implanted cardiac pacemakers
  • Provides Matlab and Fortran programs for download from the Companion Website

This book is ideal for graduate students, engineers and researchers interested in body area networks, or those who would like to apply expertise in signal processing, application development and implementation, IC design, instrumentation, software framework, hardware/software optimization, distributed processing, and communications to BAN applications. Researchers and practicing engineers in biomedical engineering, who are interested in extending techniques to the wireless communications space, will also find this book to be a helpful reference.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Body Area Communications
Chapter 2. Electromagnetic Characteristics of the Human Body
Chapter 3. Electromagnetic Analysis Methods
Chapter 4. Body Area Channel Modeling
Chapter 5. Modulation/Demodulation
Chapter 6. Body Area Communication Performance
Chapter 7. Electromagnetic Compatibility Considerations
Chapter 8. Summary and Future Challenges

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118188489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118188484
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