Study of Single and Dual Band Wearable Metallic Button Antennas for Personal Area Networks (PANs)

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Huang, Fengxi and Batchelor, John C. and Sobhy, Mohammed (2008) Study of Single and Dual Band Wearable Metallic Button Antennas for Personal Area Networks (PANs). In: Russer, Peter and Siart, Uwe, eds. Time Domain Methods in Electrodynamics: A Tribute to Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer. Springer Proceedings in Physics, 121 . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 173-187. ISBN 978-3-540-68766-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A small WLAN/Bluetooth antenna with the appearance of a metallic button is reported for use with wearable computer systems and covert communications. A single band version is discussed in addition to a dual band design that also covers the HiperLAN/2 band. No external matching circuits are required when the antenna is fed with a 50 Omega coaxial line. A lumped element equivalent circuit is presented for the dual band design together with parametric data curves to inform the design process. A 3 layer human body is included in the simulation and measurements are given to demonstrate the on-body performance. The antenna is disguised as a small metallic button, having the appearance of the waist button used in denim jeans.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides > TK7871.67.M53 Microwave antennas
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 14:31
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