Snap-on buttons as detachable shorting vias for wearable textile antennas

Shengjian Jammy Chen, Damith Chinthana Ranasinghe, Christophe Fumeaux

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates that commercial snap-on buttons can be utilized as detachable shorting vias for wearable textile antennas. As a consequence, modularity in antenna characteristics can be obtained based on a common initial design. As an illustration, a patch antenna with different configurations of shorting vias is designed and experimentally characterized. In this design, adapted from a recently reported modular snap-on-button-based wearable antenna, four sets of two back-to-back male snap-on buttons affixed within a two-layered substrate are used as detachable patch holders and/or modular shorting vias to the ground plane. By engaging selected male buttons from the ground plane with female buttons to form shorting vias, various antenna patterns can be selected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages521-524
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398114, 9781467398107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 19 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityCairns
Period19/09/1623/09/16

Keywords

  • wearable textile antennas
  • snap-on buttons
  • wearable electronics

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