A printed UWB antenna with full ground plane for WBAN applications

Roy B V B Simorangkir, Syed Muzahir Abbas, Karu P. Esselle

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Abstract

In this paper, an ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna based on an inherently narrowband microstrip technology is proposed for wireless body area network (WBAN) applications. UWB performance extending from 4 to 9.5 GHz is obtained by applying several bandwidth enhancement techniques to the radiator printed on the upper surface of a substrate while maintaining a full ground plane on the lower surface of the substrate. A study has been conducted through simulations in both free space and close proximity to frequency dependent homogeneous human muscle-equivalent phantoms to determine the human body's effects on the performances of the antenna. The results reveal that the antenna is robust against both human body loading and structural deformation, and has a less impact on body tissues, indicating a very promising candidate for body-worn applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages127-130
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509002672
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2016
EventIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016 - Cocoa Beach, United States
Duration: 29 Feb 20162 Mar 2016

Other

OtherIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCocoa Beach
Period29/02/162/03/16

Keywords

  • Full ground plane
  • Printed antenna
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna
  • Wearable antenna
  • Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)

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