Flexible Substrate Materials for Wearable Antennas

Quoc Hung Dang, Shengjian Jammy Chen, Donald Dong Zhang, Dennis David Kimtai, Christophe Fumeaux

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Several flexible substrate materials potentially usable for wearable antennas are presented in this paper, including rubber, leather and foam. The measured electrical characteristics are compared to show their pros and cons in view of wearable antenna design. Two planar inverted-F antennas based on two promising materials are designed, fabricated and measured. Material characteristics and experimental results suggest that natural rubber, which has a relative permittivity of around 6.4 is an appropriate flexible material for wearable antennas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 4th Australian Microwave Symposium, AMS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728147840
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name2020 4th Australian Microwave Symposium, AMS 2020


  • Flexible materials
  • PIFA
  • Wearable antennas


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