Body Area Networks using IEEE 802.15.6

Body Area Networks using IEEE 802.15.6 : Implementing the ultra wide band physical layer

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The market of wearable wireless medical sensors is experiencing a rapid growth and the associated telecommunications services for the healthcare sector are forecast to further increase in the next years. Medical body area networks (MBANs) allow the mobility of patients and medical personnel by facilitating the remote monitoring of patients suffering from chronic or risky diseases. Currently, MBANs are being introduced in unlicensed frequency bands, where the risk of mutual interference with other electronic devices radiating in the same band can be high. Thus, coexistence is an issue on which the research scientists have dedicated much effort. Ultra wideband (UWB) signals offer many advantages to MBANs, and some features of this technology can be exploited for effective implementation of services. UWB can help in several aspects, like spectrum efficiency, energy consumption and coexistence. This book discusses the main aspects, and, in particular, the coexistence, of MBANs based on the IEEE 802.15.6 Standard using UWB physical layer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 8mm | 100g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0123965209
  • 9780123965202

Table of contents

1. Scope 2. References 3. Acronyms and abbreviations 4. 802.15.6 Narrow Band PHY Overview 5. Other IEEE 802 Standards Occupying Same Frequency Bands as IEEE 802.15.6 Narrow Band PHY 6. Coexistence Scenarios and Analysis for Narrowband PHY 7. 802.15.6 Ultra Wide Band PHY Overview 8. Other IEEE 802 Standards Occupying Same Frequency Bands as IEEE 802.15.6 Ultra Wide Band PHY 9. Coexistence Scenarios and Analysis for Ultra Wide Band PHY 10. 802.15.6 Human Body Communication PHY Overview 11. Other IEEE 802 Standards Occupying Same Frequency Band as IEEE 802.15.6 12. Discussions and Conclusion
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About Marco Hernandez

Lorenzo Mucchi is an assistant professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy, where he teaches Information Technologies. Lorenzo's main research areas include theoretical modelling, algorithms design and real measurements, mainly focused in the following fields: ultra wideband signals, localization and tracking, interference/channel modelling, intrinsic wireless security, adaptive diversity techniques and wireless healthcare. Lorenzo is senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and permanent member of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Technical Committee on Telecommunications. All details are available at:
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