Akalya C.G, Nandalal V



On-Body Adhesive Microstrip Antenna for Wearable Application

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Modern communication systems are driven by the concept of being connected anywhere and at any time. Fuelled by the idea of a body-centric approach to modern communication technology, many research projects have been initiated to integrate antennas and radio frequency (RF) systems into clothes with regard to size reduction and cost-effectiveness; so that the wearer may not notice the existence of these subsystems. Integrating antennas with electronics is a vital role for supporting many applications, biomedical, military and commercial fields. The antenna designed for these applications should be wideband, not sensitive to human body. The antenna structure is simple and looks like an adhesive bandage, and can be placed on human tissue. This paper presents a novel planar, via-free, printed antenna which looks like an adhesive bandage is designed on RT Duroid 5880 dielectric substrate. Later in order to design a flexible antenna, the antenna is designed on flexible substrates such as fabrics for wearable application. The proposed antenna characteristics are analyzed in both printed flat and curved structure, to support all real time applications. Antenna parameters, such as return loss, radiation patterns, VSWR and gain plot were evaluated in various scenarios to validate the proposed design. The proposed antenna is designed and simulated using High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS version 13) software tool.


Radio Frequency (RF), High Frequency Structural Simulator (HFSS), Adhesive bandage like antenna, RT Duroid 5880 substrate


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Akalya C.G, Nandalal V. (2017) On-Body Adhesive Microstrip Antenna for Wearable Application. International Journal of Communications, 2, 137-145


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