Study of a novel multi-band antenna for body-centric wireless networks

Waqas Farooq, Masood Ur-Rehman, Xiaodong Yang, Qammer Hussain Abbasi

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Abstract

Body-centric wireless networks are used for connectivity between on-body and on-off body communications for various applications for rescue, diagnostics and medical usage. Multiple features of modern portable and wearable devices necessitate antenna operation at a number of frequencies. A compact, low profile and multi-band antenna is presented for body-centric wireless networks in this study. The conventional microstrip rectangular patch antenna has been converted into a multi-band antenna by using layers of mercury and liquid crystal polymer (LCP). The antenna performance in free space and in body-mounted configurations are evaluated and compared using computer simulations. The proposed antenna supports six frequencies for operation at ISM/Wi-Fi/C band. A minimal shift in the operating frequencies while operating in on-body configuration makes this the proposed antenna very resilient to frequency de-tuning caused by the human body presence. The antenna also offers high peak gain values (>7.68 dBi) in the two configurations at all of the operating frequencies.

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.
Pages112-116
Number of pages5
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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Keywords

  • Bluetooth
  • Body-Centric Wireless Networks
  • C-Band
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer
  • Multi-band antennas
  • Wearable antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Farooq, W., Ur-Rehman, M., Yang, X., & Abbasi, Q. H. (2015). Study of a novel multi-band antenna for body-centric wireless networks. In 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 (pp. 112-116). [7347949] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347949