Sensitivity of Galvanic Intra-Body Communication Channel to System Parameters

  • Ahmed E. KhorshidEmail author
  • Ibrahim N. Alquaydheb
  • Ahmed M. Eltawil
  • Fadi Kurdahi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 297)


In this paper, we investigate the sensitivity of the galvanic coupling Intra-Body Communication (IBC) channel to the variation of the basic parameters - being them electrical, geometrical or biological - of the main blocks of the IBC system; the transmitter and receiver nodes, the electrodes used, and the communication channel itself being the human body in this case. The study is performed over the frequency range 100 kHz–100 MHz, providing the system designer with a unique guide for the relationship between the system parameters, thus facilitating the design of an efficient and better matched system components.


Body Area Networks Intra-Body Communication Galvanic coupling Channel modeling Circuit model 



The authors gratefully acknowledge that this work was supported in part by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant number 2016-R2-CX-0014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed E. Khorshid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ibrahim N. Alquaydheb
    • 1
  • Ahmed M. Eltawil
    • 1
  • Fadi Kurdahi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California Irvine (UCI)IrvineUSA

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