A foldable textile patch for modular snap-on-button-based wearable antennas

Shengjian Jammy Chen, Damith Chinthana Ranasinghe, Christophe Fumeaux

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Abstract

A concept of modular textile antenna design with commercial snap-on buttons has been proposed recently for wearable applications. The concept was shown to provide passive system reconfigurabilities in regard to resonance frequency and polarization without modifications to the feeding structure. As an extension of this work, a foldable patch module is presented in this paper for the antenna concept, demonstrating further passive discrete resonance frequency modularity at 8, 9 and 10 GHz. Through a simple folding of the textile radiating element at predetermined lengths denoted by position markers, particular resonance frequencies can be manually interchanged. Prototype-based experimental characterization shows a good agreement with simulations, which indicates that the foldable module performs as expected. This design emphasizes that the reported modular antenna design promotes a practical, low-manufacture-cost, low-maintenance-cost, passive and versatile solution to reconfigure system characteristics for multi-functional wearable systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages842-845
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 14 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016

Conference

Conference2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period14/08/1618/08/16

Keywords

  • Substrates
  • Resonant frequency
  • Microstrip antennas
  • Microstrip
  • Biomedical monitoring
  • Loaded antennas

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