A PDMS-Based Low-Profile Monopole Antenna for Wearable Applications

Purna Samal, Shengjian Jammy Chen, Qun Zhang, Christophe Fumeaux

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Abstract

A planar monopole antenna using polydimethyl-siloxane (PDMS) as a substrate is presented for on-body wearable applications. Three shorting vias with angular separation of 120 degrees are employed to achieve a low-profile structure with monopole-like radiation pattern. The antenna operates at the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band of 5.8 GHz with impedance bandwidth of 4.3% covering frequencies from 5.7 to 5.9 GHz. The proposed antenna is flexible and offers a small size of 0.53\lambda\times 0.53\lambda\times 0.06\lambda at its lowest operating frequency. The experimental validation was carried out in free-space and on-body environment and it demonstrates that the proposed antenna is suitable for on-body wearable applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference, IMBioC 2022
Pages271-273
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665423403
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2022
Event2022 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC) - Suzhou, China
Duration: 16 May 202218 May 2022
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9790088/proceeding

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference, IMBioC 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC)
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySuzhou
Period16/05/2218/05/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • Wireless body area network
  • wearable antennas
  • monopole antenna
  • omni-directional radiation pattern
  • low profile
  • Antenna radiation patterns
  • ISM
  • PDMS
  • monopole antennas

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