A unique, compact, lightweight, flexible and unobtrusive antenna for the applications in wireless body area networks

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Abstract

A novel design of a wearable antenna is proposed in this paper. The proposed antenna is optically transparent, flexible, compact and lightweight which are the desirable characteristics of the wearable antennas. Square ring type design is proposed for our antenna. Ring antenna is compact in size compared to patch antenna and it radiates at broadside direction like a patch antenna. Our proposed antenna operates at 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi band. Full ground plane is utilized in the design to minimize the back radiation of the antenna and thus minimizes the interaction of the antenna radiation with human-body. The proposed materials for the antenna realization are transparent conductive mesh, VeilShield for the antenna conductive parts and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for the substrate and protective coatings of the antenna. Both VeilShield and PDMS are conformal and have very good light transmittance. So, our proposed antenna has flexibility and optical transparency and thus it will be a promising candidate for the applications in wireless body area networks that need unobtrusive appearance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, (ICSPCS)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728121949, 9781728121932
ISBN (Print)9781728121956
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 16 Dec 201918 Dec 2019

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period16/12/1918/12/19

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    Sayem, A. S. M., & Esselle, K. P. (2019). A unique, compact, lightweight, flexible and unobtrusive antenna for the applications in wireless body area networks. In 2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, (ICSPCS): proceedings (pp. 1-4). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSPCS47537.2019.9008729