Conformai wearable monopole antenna backed by a compact EBG structure for body area networks

Marco A. Antoniades, M. Ali Babar Abbasi, Marija Nikolic, Photos Vryonides, Symeon Nikolaou

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Abstract

A compact planar monopole antenna backed by an electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structure is presented. The antenna is conformal to the human body and is intended for wearable applications in wireless body area networks. It operates at 2.45 GHz, and is fabricated on a 68mm by 38mm by 1.57mm semi-flexible substrate. The performance of the antenna does not degrade with structural bends along both of its axes, thus making it robust to structural deformation. In all cases it maintains a fractional impedance bandwidth in the range of 5%, with a gain ranging from 6.3 to 6.7 dBi. The antenna performance is also insensitive to the antenna location on the human body. For placements of the antenna on the arm, chest and leg, it maintained a 5% impedance bandwidth with radiation efficiencies above 70% and an average gain of 7.3 dBi.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages164-166
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701870
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017 - Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017
http://www.eucap.org/

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/03/201724/03/2017
Internet address

Keywords

  • antenna
  • conformal
  • electromagnetic band gap
  • planar monopole
  • wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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