Shorting strategies for a wearable L-slot planar inverted-F antenna

Shengjian Jammy Chen, Thomas Kaufmann, Christophe Fumeaux

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Abstract

Wearable antennas are one of the key technologies supporting wearable wireless communication systems. A wearable textile L-slot planar inverted-F antenna is investigated in this paper with different shorting methods, namely a folded strip of silver fabric, embroidered vias and eyelets. The performance of the proposed antenna with these three shorting methods is compared through simulations with realistic shorting models. According to the obtained numerical results, the antenna has three resonances at 4.5 GHz, 5.0 GHz and 6.6 GHz. In terms of gain and efficiency, the embroidered vias shorting method, which is the simplest and cheapest method to implement, has slightly lower performance than the silver fabric folded strip and eyelet shorting methods due to its higher resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Workshop on Antenna Technology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall Antennas, Novel EM Structures and Materials, and Applications (iWAT)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages18-21
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479923298
ISBN (Print)Australia
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel EM Structures and Materials, and Applications, iWAT 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Mar 20146 Mar 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel EM Structures and Materials, and Applications, iWAT 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel EM Structures and Materials, and Applications, iWAT 2014
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/03/146/03/14

Keywords

  • embroidered vias
  • eyelet
  • PIFA
  • shorting strategy
  • textile
  • Wearable antenna

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