Wearable, Small, and Robust: The Circular Quarter-Mode Textile Antenna

@article{Agneessens2015WearableSA,
  title={Wearable, Small, and Robust: The Circular Quarter-Mode Textile Antenna},
  author={Sam Agneessens and Sam Lemey and Thomas Vervust and Hendrik Rogier},
  journal={IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={1482-1485}
}
A miniaturized wearable antenna, entirely implemented in textile materials, is proposed that relies on a quarter-mode substrate integrated waveguide topology. The design combines compact dimensions with high body-antenna isolation, making it excellently suited for off-body communication in wearable electronics/smart textile applications. The fabricated antenna achieves stable on-body performance. A measured on-body impedance matching bandwidth of 5.1% is obtained, versus 4.8% in free space. The… CONTINUE READING
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