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: PDF

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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.