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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.

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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