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Diversity textile antenna systems for firefighters

Patrick Van Torre (UGent) , Luigi Vallozzi (UGent) , Hendrik Rogier (UGent) and Jo Verhaevert (UGent)
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Off-body communication systems are valuable to improve the security of rescue workers by allowing them to transmit vital information collected by sensors. As rescue workers often work in indoor environments characterized by many obstructions, non line-of-sight propagation with multipath effects and shadowing compromises the performance of the wireless communication. The reliability is enhanced drastically by the use of diversity techniques. In the measurement campaign presented, the performance of such an off-body diversity system is compared for two antenna configurations: two dual-polarized antennas, versus four circularly polarized antennas. The actual data transmission confirms the marginal difference between the two configurations, suggesting the use of dual-polarized systems for reasons of user convenience and ease of practical implementation.
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WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, COMMUNICATION CHANNELS, 2.45 GHZ, BODY, body-centric, diversity, textile antennas, ISM

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Van Torre, Patrick, Luigi Vallozzi, Hendrik Rogier, and Jo Verhaevert. 2010. “Diversity Textile Antenna Systems for Firefighters.” In Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
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Van Torre, P., Vallozzi, L., Rogier, H., & Verhaevert, J. (2010). Diversity textile antenna systems for firefighters. Proceedings of the fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Presented at the 4th European conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2010), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
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Van Torre P, Vallozzi L, Rogier H, Verhaevert J. Diversity textile antenna systems for firefighters. Proceedings of the fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE; 2010.
MLA
Van Torre, Patrick, Luigi Vallozzi, Hendrik Rogier, et al. “Diversity Textile Antenna Systems for Firefighters.” Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 2010. Print.
@inproceedings{950665,
  abstract     = {Off-body communication systems are valuable to improve the security of rescue workers by allowing them to transmit vital information collected by sensors. As rescue workers often work in indoor environments characterized by many obstructions, non line-of-sight propagation with multipath effects and shadowing compromises the performance of the wireless communication. The reliability is enhanced drastically by the use of diversity techniques. In the measurement campaign presented, the performance of such an off-body diversity system is compared for two antenna configurations: two dual-polarized antennas, versus four circularly polarized antennas. The actual data transmission confirms the marginal difference between the two configurations, suggesting the use of dual-polarized systems for reasons of user convenience and ease of practical implementation.},
  author       = {Van Torre, Patrick and Vallozzi, Luigi and Rogier, Hendrik and Verhaevert, Jo},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the fourth European Conference on Antennas and Propagation},
  isbn         = {9788476534724},
  keyword      = {WIRELESS COMMUNICATION,PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS,COMMUNICATION CHANNELS,2.45 GHZ,BODY,body-centric,diversity,textile antennas,ISM},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Barcelona, Spain},
  pages        = {5},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Diversity textile antenna systems for firefighters},
  url          = {http://galayaa.com/EUCAP/data/1838812.pdf},
  year         = {2010},
}

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