Get ready for the tidal wave of "body centric" electronic systems that will take mobile communications and computing to new heights! This first-of-its-kind book will help engineers pave the way with its definitive treatment of on-body antenna theory, design and applications. It coverers both the state-of-the-art in existing systems together with new advances leading to medical, personal entertainment, law enforcement, and military applications now in development.
This cutting-edge resource briefs engineers on key propagation issues and then dives into the nuts-and-bolts of antenna design that delivers the goods. It covers on-body communication channels at microwave frequency and low frequency bands, as well as ultra wideband systems for WPANs and WBANs. Packed with hands-on guidance from noted experts, this volume will be indispensable to all engineers involved in designing, testing, and improving body-centric communication systems.
About the Author
Peter S. Hall is a professor of communications engineering and head of the Communications Engineering Research Group at The University of Birmingham. He has authored four books and over 130 papers in the areas of microwave antennas and associated components and antenna measurements, and holds numerous patents in the field. He received his Ph.D. in antenna measurements from Sheffield University.
Yang Hao is a reader in antenna and electromagnetics with the Antenna Engineering Group, Queen Mary College, University of London. He has published over 70 papers in areas including computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic bandgap structures and microwave metamaterials, antennas and radio propagation for body-centric wireless networks, active antennas for millimeter/submillimeter applications, and photonic integrated antennas. He earned his Ph.D. at the Centre for Communications Research (CCR) at the University of Bristol.