Short Range Radio Communication – Novel Applications and Their Physical Layer Requirements

  • William G. Scanlon


Technologies and applications based on short range radio communication links have pervaded almost all aspects of modern life. From wireless doorbells through Bluetooth headsets and WiFi browsing to streaming high definition multimedia, we have never been so dependent on short range links. This paper outlines some of the physical layer requirements for short range radio systems and gives an overview of some of the novel applications and future trends for this area of technology.


Sensor Node Adjacent Channel Interference Short Range Radio Short Range Link Wearable Antenna 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wireless Communications Research GroupQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK
  2. 2.Telecommunication EngineeringUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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