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Body Area Networks using IEEE 802.15.6 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123965202, 9780123972279

Body Area Networks using IEEE 802.15.6

1st Edition

Implementing the ultra wide band physical layer

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Editor: Lorenzo Mucchi
Authors: Marco Hernandez Ryu Miura
Paperback ISBN: 9780123965202
eBook ISBN: 9780123972279
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st March 2014
Page Count: 52
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The market of wearable wireless medical sensors is experiencing a rapid growth and the associated telecommunications services for the healthcare sector are forecast to further increase in the next years. Medical body area networks (MBANs) allow the mobility of patients and medical personnel by facilitating the remote monitoring of patients suffering from chronic or risky diseases. Currently, MBANs are being introduced in unlicensed frequency bands, where the risk of mutual interference with other electronic devices radiating in the same band can be high. Thus, coexistence is an issue on which the research scientists have dedicated much effort. Ultra wideband (UWB) signals offer many advantages to MBANs, and some features of this technology can be exploited for effective implementation of services. UWB can help in several aspects, like spectrum efficiency, energy consumption and coexistence. This book discusses the main aspects, and, in particular, the coexistence, of MBANs based on the IEEE 802.15.6 Standard using UWB physical layer.

Key Features

  • A exhaustive description of body area networks using IEEE802.15.4 technologies, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works
  • Provides understanding and insight on the use of ultra wide band technologies for the physical layer of body area networks; low power consumption and coexistence are investigated
  • Includes services, methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of body area networks


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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 What is computational fluid dynamics?
    • 1.2 Advantages of computational fluid dynamics
    • 1.3 Application of computational fluid dynamics
    • 1.4 The future of computational fluid dynamics
    • 1.5 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 2. CFD Solution Procedure—A Beginning
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Problem setup—pre-process
    • 2.3 Numerical solution—CFD solver
    • 2.4 Result Report and Visualization—Post-process
    • 2.5 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 3. Governing Equations for CFD—Fundamentals
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 The continuity equation
    • 3.3 The momentum equation
    • 3.4 The energy equation
    • 3.5 The additional equations for turbulent flow
    • 3.6 Generic form of the governing equations for cfd
    • 3.7 Physical boundary conditions of the governing equations
    • 3.8 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 4. CFD Techniques—The Basics
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Discretization of governing equations
    • 4.3 Converting governing equations to algebraic equation system
    • 4.4 Numerical solutions to algebraic equations
    • 4.5 Pressure–velocity coupling—“simple” scheme
    • 4.6 Multi-grid method
    • 4.7 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 5. CFD Solution Analysis—Essentials
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Consistency
    • 5.3 Stability
    • 5.4 Convergence
    • 5.5 Accuracy
    • 5.6 Efficiency
    • 5.7 Case studies
    • 5.8 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 6. Practical Guidelines for CFD Simulation and Analysis
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Guidelines on grid generation
    • 6.3 Guidelines for boundary conditions
    • 6.4 Guidelines for turbulence modeling
    • 6.5 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 7. Some Applications of CFD with Examples
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 To assist in the design process—as a design tool
    • 7.3 To enhance understanding—as a research tool
    • 7.4 Other important applications
    • 7.5 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 8. Some Advanced Topics in CFD
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Advances in numerical methods and techniques
    • 8.3 Advances in computational models
    • 8.4 Other numerical approaches for CFD
    • 8.5 Summary
    • Review questions
  • Appendix A: Full Derivation of Conservation Equations
  • Appendix B: Upwind Schemes
  • Appendix C: Explicit and Implicit Methods
  • Appendix D: Learning Program
  • Appendix E: CFD Assignments and Guideline for CFD Project
    • Assignment 1
    • Assignment 2
    • Assignment 3
    • Project Guideline
    • Example—CFD Project Proposal Prepared by the Student
    • Other Topics for CFD Projects
    • References
  • Index


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About the Editor

Lorenzo Mucchi

Lorenzo Mucchi

Lorenzo Mucchi is an assistant professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy, where he teaches Information Technologies. Lorenzo's main research areas include theoretical modelling, algorithms design and real measurements, mainly focused in the following fields: ultra wideband signals, localization and tracking, interference/channel modelling, intrinsic wireless security, adaptive diversity techniques and wireless healthcare. Lorenzo is senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and permanent member of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Technical Committee on Telecommunications. All details are available at:

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Assistant professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy.

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Marco Hernandez

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) New Generation Wireless Communication Research Center.

Ryu Miura

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