A compact wideband dielectric resonator antenna for on-body applications

Mian Shahzad Iqbal, Karu P. Esselle

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of an on-body wideband dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) for medical applications. The antenna is tested on a homogenous numerical phantom modeling a human arm. This low-profile antenna consists of three different dielectric segments and small metallic patches, which reside above a rectangular ground plane. It is excited by a coaxial probe. The volume of DRA is reduced by using multi-segment dielectric, and by adding a finite planar conducting wall. The proposed DRA has good radiation characteristics, and radiates power away from the body. It offers a predicted 10 dB return loss bandwidth of 74% between 4.4 and 9.7 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-Bio 2014)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781479954476
ISBN (Print)9781479954452
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE MTT-S Internationa Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-Bio2014) - Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Microwave Workshop Series Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE MTT-S Internationa Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-Bio2014)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period8/12/1410/12/14

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