We statistically characterize received signal power variations in the time domain caused by human activity affecting 60-GHz indoor short-range wireless links. Our approach is based on propagation measurements in indoor environments considering human activity intercepting the line-of-sight (LOS) path. It has been previously shown that the ensemble of received power levels in decibel (dB) scale cannot be modeled by a Gaussian distribution, as is the case for spatial shadowing variations. In this letter, we present a theoretical stochastic approach showing that received power variations can follow a Gaussian statistical model when considered within the time intervals of similar shadowing processes. Our model is shown to have good comparison to experimental data.
Karadimas, P., Allen, B., & Smith, P. (2013). Human Body Shadowing Characterization for 60-GHz Indoor Short-Range Wireless Links. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 12, 1650-1653. https://doi.org/10.1109/lawp.2013.2294563