Button Antenna on Textiles for Wireless Local Area Network On Body Applications

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Batchelor, John C. and Sobhy, Mohammed (2010) Button Antenna on Textiles for Wireless Local Area Network On Body Applications. IET Microwave, Antennas and Propagation, 4 (11). pp. 1980-1987. (Full text available)

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Abstract

A design of a wearable antenna for wireless local area network (WLAN) applications is presented in this study. The antenna consists of a button shape outer cylindrical structure and an internal central via connected to a top disc at one end and the metal ground plane at the other. The overall size and shape achieved are those of a standard metal jeans button which camouflages the antenna for wearable applications. The proposed wearable antenna is designed for 2.4 and 5GHz with monopole-type radiation patterns at each band. This allows for transmission to other worn devices on the body. An investigation into the measured permittivity of cotton denim is presented and a section on the equivalent circuit modelling of the antenna and the fabric is given.

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: 12 Jan 2011 15:43
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 15:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26219 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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