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

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Miller, J.A., Batchelor, John C., 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. (doi:10.1049/iet-map.2009.0010) (KAR id:24254)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/iet-map.2009.0010
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 13:57 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
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Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito.

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Batchelor, John C..

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Sobhy, Mohammed.

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