Body Armour with Integral High Impedance Surface

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Parker, Edward A. and Batchelor, John C. and Miller, J.A. (2011) Body Armour with Integral High Impedance Surface. In: 5th European Confernce on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 11-15 April 2011, Rome, Italy. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper describes the performance of high impedance surfaces (HIS) integrated into body armour equipment. A protective insert made of Aramid material and a metallic woven layer is used as the dielectric material with a metallic ground plane of the HIS. The frequency selective layer added to create the high impedance surface consists of a 15x15 array of interwoven spiral elements capable of reducing size of the cell by over 98% compare to the typical square patch element. The HIS has been designed to operate at around the 400MHz band TETRA employed by the police and emergency services in Europe. The HIS is able to improve the matching of the antenna by over 7dB compared to the antenna mounted directly on the armour vest. The paper includes simulations and experiments.

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: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 12:04
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 08:20
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28072 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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