Mobility

Simple Prediction-Based Power Control for the On-Body Area Communications Channel

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Executive Summary

Methods for transmit power control based on simple long-term channel prediction for the general body-area communications channel are presented. The power control methods are based on large sets of empirical every-day activity data. Numerous Transmit-Receive pair (Tx-Rx) locations on the human body, i.e., on-body, for a typical Body-Area-Network (BAN) are considered. With the use of a simple prediction method based on held samples, and an enhanced held simple prediction method that uses short term mean path loss with the held sample, optimal power allocation for long-term transmit power control is described.

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