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Second Edition of the Popular and Highly Cited Book on Body-Centric Wireless Communications is Out

The second edition of the highly cited book on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications is now available. The book is edited by Prof. Peter S Hall from University of Birmingham and also Prof. Yang Hao from the Antennas Research Group at QMUL. The second edition also includes contribution chapters by researchers in the Antennas Group including Dr Akram Alomainy.

26 November 2012

The second edition of the highly cited book on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications is now available. The book is edited by Prof. Peter S Hall from University of Birmingham and also Prof. Yang Hao from the Antennas Research Group at QMUL. The second edition also includes contribution chapters by researchers in the Antennas Group including Dr Akram Alomainy.

Now in a newly updated and revised edition, this timely resource provides you with complete and current details on the theory, design, and applications of wireless antennas for on-body electronic systems. The Second Edition offers readers brand new material on advances in physical phantom design and production, recent developments in simulation methods and numerical phantoms, descriptions of methods for simulation of moving bodies, and the use of the body as a transmission channel. You also find a completely revised chapter on channel characterization and antenna design at microwave frequencies.

This cutting-edge volume brings you the state-of-the-art in existing applications like Bluetooth headsets together with detailed treatment of techniques, tools, and challenges in developing on-body antennas for an array of medical, emergency response, law enforcement, personal entertainment, and military applications on the horizon. The book briefs you on energy propagation around and into the body and how to estimate performance of on-body wireless links, and then dives into the nuts-and-bolts of designing antenna systems that deliver the goods. It covers on-body communication channels at microwave frequency bands and at low frequency bands, as well as ultra wideband systems for WPANs and WBANs.