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Miniaturized Grid Array Antenna for Body-centric RFID Communications in 5G S-band

Hughes, Jack, Occhiuzzi, Cecilia, Batchelor, John C., Marrocco, Gaetano (2021) Miniaturized Grid Array Antenna for Body-centric RFID Communications in 5G S-band. In: 2020 50th European Microwave Conference (EuMC). . pp. 1-4. IEEE ISBN 978-2-87487-059-0. (doi:10.23919/EuMC48046.2021.9338030) (KAR id:94862)


Battery-less wearable and epidermal antennas look to converge with the emerging 5G framework, allowing ultrafast and delay-free monitoring of biophysical parameters. These antennas have been demonstrated to perform in the S-band the same as conventional UHF RFID links but with much larger bandwidths. Wearable grid-arrays show increased performance can be achieved resulting in read distances up to 6m in battery-less mode, while keeping the feeding and fabrication complexity low. Here, the optimal performance of miniaturized on-skin grid-array is investigated with a prototype manufactured and tested on a body phantom. Miniaturization results show a 35% reduction in size is possible with negligible loss of radiation performance.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.23919/EuMC48046.2021.9338030
Uncontrolled keywords: 5G, wearable arrays, flexible antenna
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: 03 May 2022 12:58 UTC
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 16:23 UTC
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