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Compact and low-profile textile EBG-based antenna for wearable medical applications

Ashyap, Adel Y. I. and Zainal Abidin, Zuhairiah and Dahlan, Samsul Haimi and A. Majid, Huda and Mohd Shah, Shaharil and Kamarudin, Muhammad Ramlee and Alomainy, Akram (2017) Compact and low-profile textile EBG-based antenna for wearable medical applications. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 16. pp. 2550-2553. ISSN 15361225

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A compact wearable antenna with a novel miniaturized electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structure at 2.4 GHz formedical application is presented in this letter. The design demonstrates a robust, compact, and low-profile solution to meet the requirements of wearable applications. The EBG structure reduces the back radiation and the impact of frequency detuning due to the high losses of human body. In addition, the structure improves the front-to-back ratio (FBR) by 15.5 dB. The proposed compact antenna with dimensions of 46 × 46 × 2.4 mm3 yields an impedance bandwidth of 27% (2.17–2.83 GHz), with a gain enhancement of 7.8 dBi and more than 95% reduction in the specific absorption rate. Therefore, the antenna is a promising candidate for integration into wearable devices applied in various domains, specifically biomedical technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial ground plane; electromagnetic bandgap (EBG); flexible antennas; specific absorption rate (SAR); wearable textile
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-5865 Telecommunication. Telegraph.
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 00:51
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 00:51
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10592
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