A wideband antenna based on composite flexible substrate for wearable application

S. M. Abbas, R. M. Hashmi, S. Desai, K. P. Esselle, J. L. Volakis

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Abstract

The design and characterization of a simple, flexible wideband antenna using Polydimethyl-siloxane (PDMS) composite is presented. Conductive fibers are used to construct the metallic parts on a PDMS composite. To characterize the performance, two identical antennas are designed, one using the PDMS composite while the other on conventional dielectric materials. The antenna exhibits a matched bandwidth of 59.9%, ranging from 3.43 to 11.1 GHz. With excellent performance and high flexibility, this antenna is well-suited for body area networks and other wearable applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789082598735
ISBN (Print)9781538637647
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018 - Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: 28 May 20181 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, AT-RASC 2018
CountrySpain
CityGran Canaria
Period28/05/181/06/18

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Abbas, S. M., Hashmi, R. M., Desai, S., Esselle, K. P., & Volakis, J. L. (2018). A wideband antenna based on composite flexible substrate for wearable application. In 2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC): proceedings Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.23919/URSI-AT-RASC.2018.8471272