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Title: The effects of water on an on-body monopole diversity antenna pair at 1800MHz
Authors: Al-Saffar, Dina A.H.
Khattak, Muhammad I.
Edwards, R.M.
Keywords: Human body communication
Wet and dry cloths
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: AL-SAFFAR, D., KHATTAK, M.I. and EDWARDS, R.M., 2017. The effects of water on an on-body monopole diversity antenna pair at 1800MHz. 2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC), Loughborough, 14th-15th November 2016.
Abstract: This paper presents the effect of water on a pair of 1.8GHz on-body diversity monopole antennas mounted on the forearm of a sitting male static volunteer. Application of a water layer to the forearm was seen to both reduce efficiency and increase directivity leading to a slight overall increase in gain. Increased gain was shown to increase antenna correlation thereby reducing diversity gain in the antenna pair.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807542
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23550
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807542
ISBN: 9781509007837
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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