Design of a finger ring antenna for wireless sensor networks

Waqas Farooq, Masood Ur-Rehman, Qammer Hussain Abbassi, Yang Xiaodong, Khalid Qaraqe

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Abstract

Body-centric communications have become very active area of research due to ever-growing demand of portability. Advanced applications such as; health monitoring, tele-medicine, identification systems, performance monitoring of athletes, defence systems and personal entertainment are adding to its popularity. In this paper, a novel wearable antenna radiating at 5 GHz for the body-centric wireless sensor networks has been presented. The antenna consists of a conventional microstrip patch mounted on a gold base and could be worn in a finger like a ring. CST Microwave Studio is used for modelling, simulation and optimisation of the antenna. The simulated results show that the proposed antenna has a -10 dB bandwidth of 90.3 MHz with peak gain of 6.9 dBi. Good performance in terms of bandwidth, directivity, gain, return loss and radiation characteristics, along with a miniaturised form factor makes it a very well suited candidate for the body-worn wireless sensor applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701863
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016

Publication series

Name2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016

Other

Other10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period10/4/1615/4/16

Keywords

  • Gold ring
  • Microstrip patch
  • On-body applications
  • Tele-health monitoring
  • Wearable sensors
  • Wireless Body Area Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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    Farooq, W., Ur-Rehman, M., Abbassi, Q. H., Xiaodong, Y., & Qaraqe, K. (2016). Design of a finger ring antenna for wireless sensor networks. In 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 [7481827] (2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481827