UWB Wearable Button Antenna

Sanz-Izquierdo, B. and Sobhy, M.I. and Batchelor, J.C. (2006) UWB Wearable Button Antenna. In: Antennas and Propagation, 2006. EuCAP 2006. First European Conference on. pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-92-9092-937-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EUCAP.2006.4584652

Abstract

This paper reports a novel UWB antenna suitable for wireless on body applications. The antenna is based on previous studies of wearable button antennas and uses the circular metal nail employed in some buttons to create the radiating element of the antenna. The visible part of the antenna was fabricated using PTFE, although other dielectric or plastic material could be used. The novel antenna is intended for textile jackets where the button structure can be easily camouflaged and disregarded as a plastic button. The antenna is fed by a microstrip line and denim was used as the substrate as well as the superstrate that hides the feeding. The antenna achieves the 3.1GHz to 10.6GHz bandwidth required for the ultra-wide-band technology. The radiation patterns are those of a planar circular monopole antenna with no significant deleterious effect of the dielectric structure on the far-field patterns.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2009 14:02
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10078 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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