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Statistical Characterization of the Electromagnetic Environment in a Hospital
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Electronics. School of Information and Communication Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden. (EMI)
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Electronics.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Electronics. (EMI)
Swedish Defence Research Agency, P.O. Box 1165, SE-58111, Sweden.
2010 (English)In: 2010 Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2010, 2010, p. 293-296, article id 5475847Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Thanks to advances in digital technology many hospitals are becoming populated with wireless medical applications to control life critical functions. Electromagnetic interference can cause severe performance degradations on these wireless applications. Several accidents have been reported which calls for a more thorough characterization of these interferences in areas where critical wireless applications are used. In this paper the results of electromagnetic interference measurements performed in a hospital are presented. The amplitude probability distribution (APD) and the inter arrival pulse probability distribution (PSD) are used to characterize these environments. In addition, Middleton parameters can be calculated from the measured data. This study is considered to be a first effort to characterize the 20 MHz -2500 MHz band in hospitals.

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2010. p. 293-296, article id 5475847
Keywords [en]
wireless medical applications, electromagnetic interference, wireless applications
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-6766DOI: 10.1109/APEMC.2010.5475847Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77955010393ISBN: 978-1-4244-5621-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-6766DiVA, id: diva2:318629
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International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, April 12 - 16, 2010, Beijing, China
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EMIAvailable from: 2010-05-10 Created: 2010-05-10 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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