Statistical Characterization of the Electromagnetic Environment in a Hospital
2010 (English)In: 2010 Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC), 2010, 289-292 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 289-292 p.
Critical functions, Digital technologies, Electromagnetic environments, Electromagnetic interference, Electromagnetic interference measurement, Measured data, Performance degradation, Statistical characterization, Wireless application, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic pulse, Electromagnetic wave interference, Electromagnetism, Hospitals, Magnetic materials, Medical applications, Probability density function, Signal interference
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-48293DOI: 10.1109/APEMC.2010.5475847ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77955010393ISBN: 978-1-4244-5621-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-48293DiVA: diva2:457240
2010 Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2010; Beijing; 12 April 2010 through 16 April 2010
QC 201111212011-11-172011-11-172012-01-19Bibliographically approved