A simple dual-band dual-mode antenna for off-/on-body centric communications

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

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By utilizing inherently generated TM11 and TM02 modes of a patch antenna, a new dual-band dual-mode antenna is proposed for off-/on-body centric communication. The antenna consists of a simple probe-fed circular patch with a shorting pin and two arc-shaped slots, which are added to tune the resonances of the corresponding modes to the desired frequencies of 2.45 and 5.8 GHz. A broadside radiation pattern suitable for off-body communication and a monopole-like radiation pattern for on-body communication are thereby provided at each frequency, respectively. To determine the human body's effect on the antenna performance, a study has been conducted through simulations in both free space and on a human body-equivalent phantom. The results reveal a robust performance of the antenna against the human body loading, which indicates that the proposed antenna is a very promising candidate for body centric communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2016
Subtitle of host publication10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation : proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701863
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) (10th : 2016) - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10th


OtherEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) (10th : 2016)
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2016


  • Body centric communications
  • dual-band
  • dual-mode
  • wearable antenna


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