Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Indoor off-body wireless MIMO communication with dual polarized textile antennas

Patrick Van Torre UGent, Luigi Vallozzi UGent, Carla Hertleer UGent, Hendrik Rogier UGent, Marc Moeneclaey UGent and Jo Verhaevert UGent (2011) IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION. 59(2). p.631-642
abstract
Off-body data communication for firefighters and other rescue workers is an important area of development. The communication with a moving person in an indoor environment can be very unreliable due to channel fading. In addition, when considering off-body communication by means of textile antennas, propagation is affected by shadowing caused by the human body. By transmitting and receiving signals using multipleinput, multiple-output antennas (MIMO communication) a large improvement in reliability of the wireless link is obtained. In this contribution, the performance of wireless data communication using quadrature phase shift keyed (QPSK) modulated data in the 2.45 GHz ISM-band is evaluated in the case of firefighters walking indoor and communicating by means of a compact dualpattern dual-polarization diversity textile patch antenna system integrated into their clothing. Simultaneous transmit diversity (at the firefighter) and receive diversity (at the base station) up to fourth order are achieved by means of orthogonal space-time codes, providing a maximum total diversity order of 16. The measurements confirm that MIMO techniques drastically improve the reliability of the wireless link. Measurements are compared for three test persons of significantly different sizes. For equal transmitted power levels, the bit error rates for the 2×2 and 4 × 4 links are much lower than for a system without diversity, with the 4 × 4 system clearly providing the best performance.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Diversity, Bit error rate, ISM band, MIMO, Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, Receiving antennas, Space-time codes, Textile antennas, Textiles, Body-centric, Transmitting antennas, Antenna measurements
journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION
IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag.
volume
59
issue
2
pages
631 - 642
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000286931700031
JCR category
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
JCR impact factor
2.151 (2011)
JCR rank
11/78 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
0018-926X
DOI
10.1109/TAP.2010.2096389
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1110144
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1110144
date created
2011-01-25 18:07:07
date last changed
2011-11-24 10:40:15
@article{1110144,
  abstract     = {Off-body data communication for firefighters and other rescue workers is an important area of development. The communication with a moving person in an indoor environment can be very unreliable due to channel fading. In addition, when considering off-body communication by means of textile antennas, propagation is affected by shadowing caused by the human body. By transmitting and receiving signals using multipleinput, multiple-output antennas (MIMO communication) a large improvement in reliability of the wireless link is obtained. In this contribution, the performance of wireless data communication using quadrature phase shift keyed (QPSK) modulated data in the 2.45 GHz ISM-band is evaluated in the case of firefighters walking indoor and communicating by means of a compact dualpattern dual-polarization diversity textile patch antenna system integrated into their clothing. Simultaneous transmit diversity (at the firefighter) and receive diversity (at the base station) up to fourth order are achieved by means of orthogonal space-time codes, providing a maximum total diversity order of 16. The measurements confirm that MIMO techniques drastically improve the reliability of the wireless link. Measurements are compared for three test persons of significantly different sizes. For equal transmitted power levels, the bit error rates for the 2{\texttimes}2 and 4 {\texttimes} 4 links are much lower than for a system without diversity, with the 4 {\texttimes} 4 system clearly providing the best performance.},
  author       = {Van Torre, Patrick and Vallozzi, Luigi and Hertleer, Carla and Rogier, Hendrik and Moeneclaey, Marc and Verhaevert, Jo},
  issn         = {0018-926X},
  journal      = {IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION},
  keyword      = {Diversity,Bit error rate,ISM band,MIMO,Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems,Receiving antennas,Space-time codes,Textile antennas,Textiles,Body-centric,Transmitting antennas,Antenna measurements},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {631--642},
  title        = {Indoor off-body wireless MIMO communication with dual polarized textile antennas},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2010.2096389},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Van Torre, Patrick, Luigi Vallozzi, Carla Hertleer, Hendrik Rogier, Marc Moeneclaey, and Jo Verhaevert. 2011. “Indoor Off-body Wireless MIMO Communication with Dual Polarized Textile Antennas.” Ieee Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 59 (2): 631–642.
APA
Van Torre, P., Vallozzi, L., Hertleer, C., Rogier, H., Moeneclaey, M., & Verhaevert, J. (2011). Indoor off-body wireless MIMO communication with dual polarized textile antennas. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, 59(2), 631–642.
Vancouver
1.
Van Torre P, Vallozzi L, Hertleer C, Rogier H, Moeneclaey M, Verhaevert J. Indoor off-body wireless MIMO communication with dual polarized textile antennas. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION. 2011;59(2):631–42.
MLA
Van Torre, Patrick, Luigi Vallozzi, Carla Hertleer, et al. “Indoor Off-body Wireless MIMO Communication with Dual Polarized Textile Antennas.” IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 59.2 (2011): 631–642. Print.