Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 12, Issue 5–6, pp 438–449 | Cite as

A Markov Model for Indoor Ultra-wideband Channel with People Shadowing



For an indoor ultra-wideband (UWB) communication system, the line-of-sight (LOS) between the transmitter and receiver may be frequently blocked by moving people. Blocking of LOS may significantly affect the quality of service of on-going UWB communications. Based on the Angular Power Spectrum Density and the human blocking models, we build a packet-level UWB channel model considering the shadowing processes based on a Finite-state Markov Chain. The model is simple enough to be incorporated into existing network simulators like NS-2 and it can be used to facilitate protocol design and quality of service analysis for UWB based wireless personal area networks.


channel model UWB angular power spectrum density 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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