Investigation and Design of a Multi-band Wearable Antenna

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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Thalmann, Thomas; Mosig, Juan R. (Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory (LEMA), Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland)
Thalmann, Thomas; Popovic, Zoya (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 425 UCB, Boulder, CO, 80309-0425, USA)
Notaroš, Branislav M. (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, 1373 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins)

In this paper, wearable antennas in close proximity of a human body are considered, focusing on portions of the frequency range between 200 MHz and 2700 MHz. In specific, non-patch type antennas with multi-band operation, light weight, easy integration with garment, low obstruction and impedances are studied. To simulate the investigated structures, an efficient surface integral equation based method is used. Several antennas are investigated under different configurations relative to the body considering the effect of the body, bending, multi-band operation, as well as fabrication and packaging options.