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Human Body Shadowing Characterization for 60-GHz Indoor Short-Range Wireless Links

Karadimas, Petros; Allen, Ben; Smith, Peter


Ben Allen

Peter Smith


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2013
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Jan 15, 2022
Journal IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Print ISSN 1536-1225
Electronic ISSN 1548-5757
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Pages 1650-1653
Keywords 60-GHz wireless communications, human body shadowing, indoor propagation
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