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Reliable MIMO communication between firefighters equipped with wearable antennas and a base station using space-time codes

Patrick Van Torre (UGent) , Luigi Vallozzi (UGent) , Hendrik Rogier (UGent) , Marc Moeneclaey (UGent) and Jo Verhaevert (UGent)
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Off-body wireless data communication using textile antennas integrated into clothing increases the safety of rescue workers operating in an indoor environment as vital information can be communicated to the command station. The indoor radio propagation is influenced by fading and shadowing. Yet, MIMO techniques significantly enhance the reliability of such a wireless link, producing a lower bit error rate for the same total transmitted power. Body-worn antennas experience different shadowing dependent on the body size. The performance of the MIMO link is measured for three persons of substantially different sizes and the results are compared based on outage probability and bit error rate curves. A demodulation and detection of actual transmitted data is also provided.
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body-centric communication, MIMO, diversity, radio, wireless

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Chicago
Van Torre, Patrick, Luigi Vallozzi, Hendrik Rogier, Marc Moeneclaey, and Jo Verhaevert. 2011. “Reliable MIMO Communication Between Firefighters Equipped with Wearable Antennas and a Base Station Using Space-time Codes.” In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EUCAP, 2690–2694. New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
APA
Van Torre, P., Vallozzi, L., Rogier, H., Moeneclaey, M., & Verhaevert, J. (2011). Reliable MIMO communication between firefighters equipped with wearable antennas and a base station using space-time codes. Proceedings of the 5th European conference on Antennas and propagation EUCAP (pp. 2690–2694). Presented at the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP - 2011), New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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Van Torre P, Vallozzi L, Rogier H, Moeneclaey M, Verhaevert J. Reliable MIMO communication between firefighters equipped with wearable antennas and a base station using space-time codes. Proceedings of the 5th European conference on Antennas and propagation EUCAP. New York, NY, USA: IEEE; 2011. p. 2690–4.
MLA
Van Torre, Patrick, Luigi Vallozzi, Hendrik Rogier, et al. “Reliable MIMO Communication Between Firefighters Equipped with Wearable Antennas and a Base Station Using Space-time Codes.” Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EUCAP. New York, NY, USA: IEEE, 2011. 2690–2694. Print.
@inproceedings{1222399,
  abstract     = {Off-body wireless data communication using textile antennas integrated into clothing increases the safety of rescue workers operating in an indoor environment as vital information can be communicated to the command station. The indoor radio propagation is influenced by fading and shadowing. Yet, MIMO techniques significantly enhance the reliability of such a wireless link, producing a lower bit error rate for the same total transmitted power. Body-worn antennas experience different shadowing dependent on the body size. The performance of the MIMO link is measured for three persons of substantially different sizes and the results are compared based on outage probability and bit error rate curves. A demodulation and detection of actual transmitted data is also provided.},
  author       = {Van Torre, Patrick and Vallozzi, Luigi and Rogier, Hendrik and Moeneclaey, Marc and Verhaevert, Jo},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 5th European conference on Antennas and propagation EUCAP},
  isbn         = {9788882020743},
  keyword      = {body-centric communication,MIMO,diversity,radio,wireless},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Rome, Italy},
  pages        = {2690--2694},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Reliable MIMO communication between firefighters equipped with wearable antennas and a base station using space-time codes},
  url          = {http://www.eucap2011.org/},
  year         = {2011},
}

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