Statistical Modeling of the Human Body as an Extended Antenna

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In this paper we investigate the possibility of modeling a single antenna alone and in close proximity to a physical object by means of discrete point source scatterers. The scatter point model allows joint modeling of a physical antenna and the human body as a single extended object with direction dependent scattering coefficients for the scatter points. We introduce the term extended antenna describing antenna and human body together. To investigate the identifiability of the model parameters we make use of ultrawideband channel measurements and accurate ground truth position and orientation measurements obtained with an optical tracking system. By comparing measurements of the antenna attached directly to the user with measurements for the antenna without the user nearby, we show the shadowing and scattering effects of the human body and the antenna.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021
Place of PublicationDüsseldorf, Germany
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299022
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2021
Event15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EucAP 2021 - Virtuell, Düsseldorf, Germany
Duration: 22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

Publication series

Name15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021


Conference15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEucAP 2021
CityVirtuell, Düsseldorf


  • channel modeling
  • off-body measurements
  • ultrawideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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