Wearable EBG Antenna Bending

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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Bai, Qiang; Langley, Richard (EEE Department, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield. S1 3JD, United Kingdom)

This paper describes the performance of a textile CPW antenna under bending and crumpling conditions. An electromagnetic band gap material (EBG) is used to improve the wearable antenna performance. Both input impedance and radiation pattern are investigated based on numerical and experimental methods.