Robust wideband printed antennas for body-centric communications

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

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A wideband printed antenna designed for body-centric com- munications is presented. Its very wide bandwidth extending from 4 to 9.5 GHz is obtained by applying several bandwidth enhancement techniques on the radiator while keeping a full ground plane intact on the other side of it. The proposed antenna was simulated in free space and in very close proximity to a frequency dependent homogeneous human muscle-equivalent phantom. The results reveal that the antenna is robust against both human body loading and structural deformation, indicating that it is a very promising candidate for body-worn applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBodyNets 2015
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks and 4th Ultra Wideband for Body Area Networking Workshop
EditorsEryk Dutkiewicz, Ren Ping Liu, Honggang Wang, Qi Zhang, Giancarlo Fortino, Ladislau Matekovits, Matti Hamalainen, Wei Ni
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781631900846
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Body Area Networks (10th : 2015) - Sydney
Duration: 28 Sept 201530 Sept 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Body Area Networks (10th : 2015)


  • Body-centric communications
  • Body-worn antenna
  • Full ground plane
  • Printed antenna
  • Wideband antenna


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