An armband-wearable printed antenna with a full ground plane for body area networks

Syed Muzahir Abbas*, Karu P. Esselle, Yogesh Ranga

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Abstract

This paper presents a printed antenna with a full ground plane, suitable for wearable armbands and other such body area network devices operating in the industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band (2.45 GHz). Performance and characteristics are presented along with parametric analyses. Antenna performance is investigated under conformal bending over human arm to assess its suitability for armband-type body centric wireless communication devices. The full ground plane makes the antenna performance highly insensitive to the gap between the antenna and the arm. It also reduces electromagnetic radiation absorption in the arm. The proposed antenna exhibits a wide radiation pattern along the body surface to provide better coverage and its narrow width (14mm) makes it suitable for wearable on-body applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages318-319
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period6/07/1411/07/14

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