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Performance analysis of STFC MB-OFDM UWB in WBAN channels

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Abstract


  • This paper investigates the performance of the space-time-frequency coded (STFC) multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing ultra-wideband (MBOFDM UWB) system over wireless body area network (WBAN) channels, using the Alamouti code. Different MIMO configurations and different modulations are used for comparison. The effect of body directions is also assessed by simulation in this paper. Simulation results show that the proposed STFC MB-OFDM UWB system provides a significantly better BER performance, compared to the conventional MB-OFDM system, even from a reasonably low Eb/No range. The simulations also confirm that the body direction affects the system performance significantly due to the availability of line-of-sight (LOS) or partial LOS paths. Overall, the STFC MB-OFDM UWB system can provide an energy efficient and robust, high data rate transmission for WBAN applications.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • M. Sudjai, L. Chung. Tran & F. Safaei, "Performance analysis of STFC MB-OFDM UWB in WBAN channels," in 23rd IEEE International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2012), 2012, pp. 1710-1715.

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  • 2-s2.0-84871975982

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1247&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/242

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  • 1710

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  • 1715

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  • USA

Abstract


  • This paper investigates the performance of the space-time-frequency coded (STFC) multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing ultra-wideband (MBOFDM UWB) system over wireless body area network (WBAN) channels, using the Alamouti code. Different MIMO configurations and different modulations are used for comparison. The effect of body directions is also assessed by simulation in this paper. Simulation results show that the proposed STFC MB-OFDM UWB system provides a significantly better BER performance, compared to the conventional MB-OFDM system, even from a reasonably low Eb/No range. The simulations also confirm that the body direction affects the system performance significantly due to the availability of line-of-sight (LOS) or partial LOS paths. Overall, the STFC MB-OFDM UWB system can provide an energy efficient and robust, high data rate transmission for WBAN applications.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • M. Sudjai, L. Chung. Tran & F. Safaei, "Performance analysis of STFC MB-OFDM UWB in WBAN channels," in 23rd IEEE International Symposium Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2012), 2012, pp. 1710-1715.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84871975982

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1247&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/242

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1710

End Page


  • 1715

Place Of Publication


  • USA