PDMS-embedded conductive fabric: a simple solution for fabricating PDMS-based wearable antennas with robust performance

Roy B. V. B. Simorangkir, Shilun Feng, Abu Sadat Md. Sayem, Karu P. Esselle, Yang Yang

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Abstract

A new and simple fabrication method to realize robust flexible wearable antennas by combining conductive fabric and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is proposed. The conductive fabric acts as the conductive part of the antenna, while PDMS acts as the substrate as well as the encapsulation layers. The method takes advantage of the porous structure of the conductive fabric and the initial liquid form of PDMS to attain a significantly strong integration between the two, leading to a robust PDMS-based wearable antenna. A number of patch antennas have been designed, fabricated, and tested to validate the proposed concept and the results are presented, showing robust performance. The fabricated prototypes have a resonance frequency approximately at 2.46 GHz with a 10 dB return-loss bandwidth ranging from 3.3 to 5.7%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 12th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633892
ISBN (Print)9781538633908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (12th : 2018) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 26 Mar 201828 Mar 2018

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2326-828X
ISSN (Electronic)2326-8301

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (12th : 2018)
Abbreviated titleISMICT 2018
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period26/03/1828/03/18

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