Inhomogeneity of the propagation medium in body area networks could have a great impact on the sensor nodes antenna characteristics. This in turn could affect the quality of the communication links unless the impact of the human body has been properly considered during the design phase of the antenna. In this paper, we investigate the impact of the antennas placement and its distance from the body surface on its radiation pattern. It is shown that the antenna placement could affect the in-body radiation pattern of the antenna.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Body Area Networks
Conference Dates: September 24-26, 2012
Conference Location: Oslo, -1
Conference Title: 7th International Conference on Body Area Networks
Pub Type: Conferences
Antenna radiation pattern, Body area networks