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Dual-band wearable textile antenna on an EBG substrate

Zhu, S.Z. and Langley, R. (2009) Dual-band wearable textile antenna on an EBG substrate. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 57 (4). pp. 926-935. ISSN 0018-926X

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Abstract

Performance of a dual-band coplanar patch antenna integrated with an electromagnetic band gap substrate is described. The antenna structure is made from common clothing fabrics and operates at the 2.45 and 5 GHz wireless bands. The design of the coplanar antenna, band gap substrate, and their integration is presented. The band gap array consists of just 3 x 3 elements but reduces radiation into the body by over 10 dB and improves the antenna gain by 3 dB. The performance of the antenna under bending conditions and when placed on the human body are presented.

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Keywords: Body-worn antennas; dual-band antennas; electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) materials; printed antennas; textile antennas
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009 11:02
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 08:04
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2009.2014527
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TAP.2009.2014527
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8603

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