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Title: On-body measurements of embroidered spiral antenna
Authors: Zhang, Shiyu
Speight, David
Paraskevopoulos, Anastasios
Fonseca, Duarte M. de Sousa
Luxey, Cyril
Whittow, W.G.
Pinto, Jon
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: ZHANG, S. ...et al., 2015. On-body measurements of embroidered spiral antenna. Presented at the Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC2015), Loughborough, 2-3rd Nov.
Abstract: This paper presents a compact and flexible embroidered spiral antenna that can be used for wearable applications. The antenna is embroidered by using a state of the art digital embroidery machine with multi-strand conducting thread Liberator™. The antenna has been measured on a Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM) phantom and a real human. The measurement results show that the SAM phantom emulates the dielectric properties of the human body in a wide frequency band from 0.3 to 3 GHz. The far-field on-body performance of the antenna has been measured by placing the antenna on the SAM phantom in a tapered Anechoic Chamber. Near-field to far-field transformations have been used to produce the far-field performance including radiation pattern, directivity, realised gain and radiation efficiency.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366131
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20445
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366131
ISBN: 978-1-4799-8943-0
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