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UWB All-Textile Antenna With Full Ground Plane for Off-Body WBAN Communications

Title:
UWB All-Textile Antenna With Full Ground Plane for Off-Body WBAN Communications
Author(s):
Purna B. Samal, Ping Jack Soh, Guy A. E. Vandenbosch
Source:
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Vol./Issue/Date:
Volume: 62, Issue: 1, January 2014
Year:
2014
Page(s):
102 - 108
Keywords:
Conformal antennas, directive antennas, ultra wideband (UWB) antennas, wireless body area network (WBAN)
Abstract:
A fully textile microstrip topology with ultra wideband (UWB) characteristics useful in wireless body area networks (WBAN) is proposed. The antenna is operable within the full UWB band and incorporates a full textile shielding ground plane. The full ground plane is shown to be crucial in maintaining the performance when worn on-body. It successfully reduces any on-body performance degradation, resulting in a very robust structure. A detailed numerical and experimental evaluation of the antenna is performed in free space and on body.
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