Dual-Band Wearable Metallic Button Antennas and Transmission in Body Area Networks

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Miller, J.A. and Batchelor, John C. and Sobhy, Mohammed (2010) Dual-Band Wearable Metallic Button Antennas and Transmission in Body Area Networks. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 4 (2). pp. 182-190. ISSN 1751-8725. (Full text available)

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Abstract

A dual-band metallic antenna with the appearance of a button on a pair of jeans for use with wearable computer networks, emergency rescue scenarios and future wireless medical applications is presented. The design operates at 2.4 GHz WLAN and the HiperLAN/2 bands and a parametric study is given to aid the design process together with measurement and simulation of the structure on a body. A study of transmission between pairs of on-body antennas is presented to give insight into on-body propagating line of sight and non-line of sight channels. A term 'body gain' is defined to quantify how the body attenuates the channel.

Item Type: Article
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: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 13:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 11:49
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24254 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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