A Textile Patch Antenna with Dual Polarization for Rescue Workers' Garments
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Vallozzi, Luigi; Rogier, Hendrik (Department of Information Technology, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)
Hertleer, Carla (Department of Textiles, Ghent University, Technologiepark 907, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium)
In the context of wearable textile systems, antennas are needed that exploit diversity and exhibit robustness to harsh environmental conditions. A novel dual-polarized, textile patch antenna, on a fire-retardant and water-repellent substrate, was designed and realized. Extensive performance measurements and simulations in open-space and on-body situations showed promising results.