A high gain EBG backed monopole for MBAN off-body communication

M. Ali Babar Abbasi, Symeon Nikolaou, Marco A. Antoniades

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Abstract

This paper discusses the use of an EBG array structure as a director for efficient radiation of a printed monopole antenna. A planar monopole printed on a partially grounded substrate is loaded with a 3×2 EBG structure, which improves the efficiency of the antenna and operates as a director, contributing towards higher gain. The addition of the EBG structure enables the constructive superposition of the fields radiated from the grounded planar monopole antenna, with the reflected fields from the EBG structure, and as a result the maximum directivity is directed along the z-axis when the antenna is placed in the x-y plane. The antenna structure has been optimized resulting in efficient radiation performance covering the entire medical body-area network (MBAN) from 2.36 to 2.4 GHz with 9 dBi gain. The aforementioned characteristics along with additional features like robustness, high directivity, high radiation efficiency of more than 90%, and reliable impedance matching in the entire MBAN band, even after body loading, make the proposed antenna a good candidate for reliable off-body communication applications using the IEEE 802.15.4j standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1907-1908
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028863
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 26 Jun 201601 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI): Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1947-1491

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period26/06/201601/07/2016

Keywords

  • electromagnetic band gap (EBG)
  • medical body-area network (MBAN)
  • wearable antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Abbasi, M. A. B., Nikolaou, S., & Antoniades, M. A. (2016). A high gain EBG backed monopole for MBAN off-body communication. In 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 1907-1908). [7696660] (IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI): Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2016.7696660