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Experimental assessment of human-body-like tissue as a communication channel for galvanic coupling

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Experimental assessment of human-body-like tissue as a communication channel for galvanic coupling
—The recent surge of implantable and wearable medical devices have paved the way for realizing intra-body networks (IBNs). Traditional RF-based techniques fall short in wirelessly connecting such devices owing to absorption within body tissues. A different approach is known as galvanic coupling, which employs weak electrical current within naturally conducting tissues to enable intra-body communication. This work is focused on channel characterization of the human body tissues considering the propagation of such electrical signals through it that carry data. Experiments were conducted using porcine tissue (in lieu of actual human tissue) with skin, fat and muscle layers in the frequency range of 100 kHz to 1 MHz. By utilizing single-carrier BPSK modulated Pseudorandom Noise Sequences, a correlative channel sounding system was implemented, leading to the following contributions: (1) measurements of the channel impulse and frequency response, (2) a noise analysis and capacity estimatio...
William J. Tomlinson, Fabian Abarca, Kaushik R. Ch
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Year 2015
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Authors William J. Tomlinson, Fabian Abarca, Kaushik R. Chowdhury, Milica Stojanovic, Christopher Yu
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