Special Issue on "In-and-off Body-Centric Nano-scale Wireless Communication and Networks"

Josep Miquel Jornet, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Akram Alomainy, Vincent Wallace, Qammer H. Abbasi
2018 Nano Communication Networks  
Recent advances in body-centric wireless communications from UHF to mm-wave bands, invivo channel modelling and characterization, cooperative body-worn sensor networks and material characterization including human tissues are highly relevant to the significant increase in technological adaptation of original and novel techniques specifically in the medical domain. There still exist several research challenges from the communication and radio engineering perspectives. One of the main challenges
more » ... s imposed by the very high path loss at the THz band frequencies, which poses a major constraint on the communication distance. Due of the strict limitation in the transmission distance, the communication distance of the in-vivo nano-networks in the THz band is limited, which motivates the utilization of hierarchical/cooperative networking concepts and hybrid communication techniques using molecular and electromagnetic methods for future body-centric nanonetworks. This special issue provides a collection of novel and original contributions by researchers, scientists, engineers and innovators around the world related to nano-scale body-centric wireless networks and communication.
doi:10.1016/j.nancom.2018.02.004 fatcat:qhtejykiqzcsje3wyrodznqqui