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Performance of antennas in the on-body environment

Kamarudin, Muhammad Ramlee and Nechayev, Yuriy I. and Hall, Peter S. (2005) Performance of antennas in the on-body environment. In: AP-S International Symposium (Digest) (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society). Elsevier, New York, pp. 475-478. ISBN 978-078038883-3

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APS.2005.1552290


This paper presents the performance of antenna combinations for on body communications. Several different antennas have been designed and built such as monopole antennas, patch antenna, loop antenna, patch and patch array antennas. These antennas were designed for the operation in the unlicensed ISM band, 2.45 GHz. The antennas then were tested in the on body environment. The performance of the antenna combinations are determined by measuring the path gain between two on-body paths for a range of body postures. Measurement results show that the combination of monopole antennas performs best in most of the measurement cases compared to other combinations. The comparison between calculation and measurement results, which are considering the free space loss and antenna gain give results that, are within 10dB of measurements for most body postures.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:antenna arrays, bandwidth, communication systems, gain measurement, free space loss, monopole antennas, patch antennas, patch array antennas, loop antennas
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:12398
Deposited By: S.N.Shahira Dahari
Deposited On:31 May 2011 02:31
Last Modified:02 Oct 2017 07:16

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