Robust low-profile electromagnetic band-gap-based on textile wearable antennas for medical application

Ashyap, Adel Y. I. and Zainal Abidin, Zuhairiah and Dahlan, Samsul Haimi and A. Majid, Huda and Kamarudin, Muhammad Ramlee and Abd-Alhameed, Raed A. (2017) Robust low-profile electromagnetic band-gap-based on textile wearable antennas for medical application. In: 2017 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Innovative Structures, and Applications (iWAT), 1-3 March 2017, Athens, Greece.

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Official URL: DOI: 10.1109/IWAT.2017.7915346

Abstract

A low-profile electromagnetic band-gap enabled textile wearable antenna covering the spectrum between the 2.36 and 2.40 GHz of the new released medical wireless body networks (MBANs), is presented. The integrated EBG with the proposed antenna reduces the radiation intensity into the human tissues around 13 dB; and also decreases the effect of frequency detuning. The antenna structure is compact size with total volume of 54 × 54 × 3.1 mm3. It offers 8.5% impedance bandwidth and a power gain of 6.79 dBi. Specific absorption rate (SAR) evaluation is also carried out to validate the performance of the antenna when it is placed closely to human body. The antenna size and its ultimate performances could be selected as a good candidate for integration into various wearable devices.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:EBG; wearable antennas; MBANs; SAR
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
ID Code:10379
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:25 Sep 2018 16:20
Last Modified:25 Sep 2018 16:20

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