A circular patch frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications

Waqas Farooq, Masood Ur-Rehman, Qammer H. Abbasi, Khalid Qaraqe

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Abstract

A novel frequency reconfigurable microstrip patch antenna has been presented for 3.6 GHz and 5 GHz. Compared to the traditional, complicated and high cost frequency reconfigurable antennas, our work is featured by a simple and concise design. The frequency reconfiguration is obtained by using layers of mercury and liquid crystal polymer (LCP) on conventional patch antenna. The proposed structure was modelled and simulated using CST Microwave Studio. The antenna was first simulated in free space to check the antenna parameters such as return loss, gain, radiation pattern and efficiency. After obtaining the results, the antenna was simulated for analysing the on-body performance by using numerical model of human body. The simulated return loss for both the configurations is less than -10 dB at the radiating frequencies. The free space simulated results show the close agreement with the on-body test results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages103-106
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period19/10/1521/10/15

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Microstrip antennas
Antennas
Liquid crystal polymers
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Directional patterns (antenna)
Numerical models
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Keywords

  • Chip capacitors
  • Frequency reconfigurable antenna
  • LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer)
  • MEMS (microelectromechanical) switch
  • mercury
  • PIN diode
  • SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)
  • Varactor diode
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Farooq, W., Ur-Rehman, M., Abbasi, Q. H., & Qaraqe, K. (2015). A circular patch frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications. In 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 (pp. 103-106). [7347947] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347947

A circular patch frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications. / Farooq, Waqas; Ur-Rehman, Masood; Abbasi, Qammer H.; Qaraqe, Khalid.

2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 103-106 7347947.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Farooq, W, Ur-Rehman, M, Abbasi, QH & Qaraqe, K 2015, A circular patch frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications. in 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015., 7347947, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 103-106, 11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/10/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347947
Farooq W, Ur-Rehman M, Abbasi QH, Qaraqe K. A circular patch frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications. In 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 103-106. 7347947 https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347947
Farooq, Waqas ; Ur-Rehman, Masood ; Abbasi, Qammer H. ; Qaraqe, Khalid. / A circular patch frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications. 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 103-106
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