A wireless off-body communication link with receive diversity


The performance of wireless data communication for fully equipped firemen walking indoors and communicating through textile patch antennas integrated into their clothing is evaluated. The small-scale fading experienced in the building is characterized, then a measurement with a walking test person is performed in different real life situations. The performance of diversity techniques is evaluated and the advantage of applying diversity is validated under different conditions.

UGent FirW PhD Symposium