Considerations on the Implementation Technologies for Reconfigurable Textile Antennas

Shengjian Jammy Chen, Quoc Hung Dang, Nghia Nguyen Trong, Christophe Fumeaux

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the-state-of-the-art technologies for the realization of reconfigurable textile antennas dedicated to wearable applications. The antenna reconfigurability is generally achieved by employing tunable components such as PIN diodes, varactors, and RF-switch integrated-circuits (ICs). Several technologies have been proposed to tackle the challenge of implementing stable and robust electrical connections between these rigid tunable components and flexible conductors such as metallized textiles. The main approaches include the utilization of copper conductors instead of conductive textiles (still on textile substrates); encapsulation of the whole textile antenna in elastomer, and the use of reconfiguration modules in the antenna design. This paper reviews the pros and cons of these approaches and offers a general selection guideline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation, APCAP 2023 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9798350326277
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2024
Event11th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation, APCAP 2023 - Proceedings - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 22 Nov 202324 Nov 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation, APCAP 2023 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference11th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation, APCAP 2023 - Proceedings
Country/TerritoryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period22/11/2324/11/23

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Keywords

  • and wireless body area network (WBAN)
  • Reconfigurable antennas
  • wearable antennas. textile antennas

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