Performance evaluation of virtual MIMO for UWB based body area networks

Jie Ding, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Xiaojing Huang

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Abstract

For impulse radio ultra wideband (IR-UWB) based wireless body area network (WBAN) systems, one of the significant challenges is to guarantee a reliable link for data transmission. For this purpose, in this paper, we develop a simple but effective virtual MIMO (VMIMO) based cooperative diversity scheme for a single antenna transmitter being aided by an amplify-and-forward (AF) relay. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper where performance of VMIMO is evaluated in IR-UWB based WBAN systems. The theoretical analysis reveals that VMIMO not only offers a full spatial diversity, but also can collect the multipath diversity contained in the dense WBAN channels. Preliminary simulation results show that VMIMO can provide a considerable improvement on bit error rate (BER) performance compared with the single-input single-output (SISO) WBAN systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages28-32
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467357722, 9781467357715
ISBN (Print)9781467357708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013
Event2013 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 6 Mar 20138 Mar 2013

Other

Other2013 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period6/03/138/03/13

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