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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 243191, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/243191
Research Article

Effect of Earth Ground and Environment on Body-Centric Communications in the MHz Band

Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, Nanzan University, 27 Seirei-cho, Aichi, Seto 489-0863, Japan

Received 27 February 2012; Revised 9 August 2012; Accepted 14 August 2012

Academic Editor: Deepti Das Krishna

Copyright © 2012 Katsuyuki Fujii and Yasuyuki Okumura. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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