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Title: Broad-band embroidered spiral antenna for off-body communications
Authors: Zhang, Shiyu
Paraskevopoulos, Anastasios
Luxey, Cyril
Pinto, Jon
Whittow, W.G.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Citation: ZHANG, S., 2016. Broad-band embroidered spiral antenna for off-body communications. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 10(13), pp. 1395-1401.
Abstract: An embroidered wearable spiral antenna is presented in this study. The spiral antenna is compact and flexible, yet has broad-band performance. The novelty of this study includes considering the antenna–body interaction rather than just considering the antenna alone. The antenna has been simulated and measured on a specific anthropomorphic mannequin torso phantom and a real person. The far-field on-body performance of the embroidered antenna on the phantom has been measured using a novel cylindrical near-field to far-field transformation technique. This technique allows the fast extraction of the full spherical radiation pattern and the corresponding far-field antenna characteristics on the human body without the need of rotating the phantom with expensive positioning systems. The on-body antenna performance including realised gain, directivity, radiation efficiency, radiation pattern and axial ratio have been presented.
Description: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2015.0848
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23068
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2015.0848
ISSN: 1751-8725
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