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Wearable Soft Grid Array Antenna for S-band 5G Communication

Hughes, Jack, Occhiuzzi, Cecilia, Batchelor, John C., Marrocco, Gaetano (2020) Wearable Soft Grid Array Antenna for S-band 5G Communication. In: Proceedings of URSI GASS 2020. . pp. 1-8. IEEE, Rome, Italy (doi:10.23919/URSIGASS49373.2020.9232249) (KAR id:95183)


Potential convergence of wearable and epidermal antennas for battery-less communication with the emerging 5G framework, may boost the ultrafast and delay-free monitoring of biophysical parameters. 3.6 GHz epidermal antennas have already been demonstrated to possibly provide the same performance of a conventional UHF RFID link but with much larger band. Even better performance can be achieved by using wearable grid-arrays that may increase the read distance up to 6m in battery-less mode while keeping the feeding and fabrication complexity low. Here, the optimal performance of on-skin grid-arrays are investigated and a first prototype is manufactured and tested onto a body phantom.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.23919/URSIGASS49373.2020.9232249
Uncontrolled keywords: 5G, wearable communications, RFID
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK6540 Radio > TK6570.M6 Mobile communication systems
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Funders: [37325] UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 16:46 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 16:26 UTC
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