Sensitivity of a wearable printed antenna with a full ground plane in close proximity to human arm

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Abstract

This paper presents sensitivity analysis of 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). Antenna input impedance and radiation characteristics are presented along with the parametric analyses. Antenna performance is investigated in free space and in close proximity to various human arm models (i.e. flat, rectangular and elliptical). The full ground plane makes the antenna highly insensitive to the gap between the antenna and the arm in addition to reducing electromagnetic radiation absorption in the arm. Small width (14mm) of the antenna makes it feasible to position along the length of a human arm without bending, which causes shift in resonant frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
EditorsLuis M. Correia
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701856
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015
Event9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 13 May 201517 May 2015

Other

Other9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period13/05/1517/05/15

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