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

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Batchelor, John C., Sobhy, Mohammed (2010) Button Antenna on Textiles for Wireless Local Area Network On Body Applications. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 4 (11). pp. 1980-1987. ISSN 1751-8725. (doi:10.1049/iet-map.2009.0199) (KAR id:26219)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/iet-map.2009.0199
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: 12 Jan 2011 15:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:04 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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