OFDM Performance of Ultra Wideband in Wireless Body Area Network Channel
Y. Karana, O. Şaylı b and S. Kahveci c
aRecep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Physics Department, Rize, Turkey
bRecep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Rize, Turkey
cKaradeniz Teknik University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Trabzon, Turkey
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Data transfer for health monitoring can be highly critical because of life dependency transmitted data. IEEE 802.15.6 is a standard for wireless body area network published in 2012 to satisfy the reliability which is required by health monitoring systems. Ultra wideband is one of proposed physical layer technologies specified in the wireless body area network standard which offers high bandwidth, low power, and low interference with other devices. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing is commonly used to transmit the data in many wireless communication standards due to its high spectral efficiency and immunity to the inter symbol interference. In this study, bit-error rate performance for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing with different interpolation based least square channel estimation is given for wireless body area network channel model. OFDM symbol length and pilot length used in OFDM symbol is investigated in bit error rate - signal to noise ratio graphs.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.574
topics: wireless body area network channel, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing, least square channel estimation, interpolation