Ultrawideband band-notched flexible antenna for wearable applications

Qammer H. Abbasi, Masood Ur Rehman, Xiaodong Yang, Akram Alomainy, Khalid Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin

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This letter presents the design of an ultrawideband (UWB) band-notched wearable antenna and its validation using simulation and measurement results. The antenna can be used for ultrawideband applications, while rejecting the higher band assigned to wireless local area network (WLAN 5.25-GHz band). The presented return loss and radiation pattern results demonstrate that antenna properties have negligible variations when bent at different angles (a possible condition when placed on body) or placed in adverse conditions (under extreme heat and humidity). Moreover, reliable performance of antenna for on-body scenario makes the designed antenna a promising candidate for wearable applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number417
Pages (from-to)1606-1609
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013



  • Antenna
  • Body area networks
  • Propagation
  • Ultrawideband (UWB)
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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