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3D Printed Miniaturized UWB Antenna for Wireless Body Area Network

E. Lopez, Ernesto; Garcia Lopez, Aida; Chandra, Rohit LU and Johansson, Anders J LU (2014) 8th European Conference on antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2014 In 2014 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) p.3090-3093
Abstract
A wireless body area network (WBAN) is a network of compact low power devices that are either wearable or implantable. A compact antenna with suitable radiation pattern and polarization is useful for WBAN applications. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology can be used in WBAN applications that require high data rates. This paper present a small wearable (15x17x17 mm) UWB antenna designed and optimized in a FDTD full wave simulator. The simulated -10 dB impedance bandwidth is from 4.8 GHz to 29.8 GHz in free space. The lower -10 dB cut-off frequency shifts down to 3.5~GHz when placed on the body. The antenna is vertically polarized with respect to the body which makes it a suitable candidate for on-body to on-body UWB WBAN applications. The... (More)
A wireless body area network (WBAN) is a network of compact low power devices that are either wearable or implantable. A compact antenna with suitable radiation pattern and polarization is useful for WBAN applications. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology can be used in WBAN applications that require high data rates. This paper present a small wearable (15x17x17 mm) UWB antenna designed and optimized in a FDTD full wave simulator. The simulated -10 dB impedance bandwidth is from 4.8 GHz to 29.8 GHz in free space. The lower -10 dB cut-off frequency shifts down to 3.5~GHz when placed on the body. The antenna is vertically polarized with respect to the body which makes it a suitable candidate for on-body to on-body UWB WBAN applications. The antenna was fabricated by 3D printing technology. The measured lower cut-off frequency for an on-body case was found to be 3.6 GHz and the antenna was well-matched in rest of the UWB band. (Less)
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UWB antenna, miniaturized antenna, WBAN, 3D printing
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2014 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
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3090 - 3093
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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8th European Conference on antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2014
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2164-3342
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10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902481
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EIT_UPD Wireless Communication for Ultra Portable Devices
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  abstract     = {A wireless body area network (WBAN) is a network of compact low power devices that are either wearable or implantable. A compact antenna with suitable radiation pattern and polarization is useful for WBAN applications. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology can be used in WBAN applications that require high data rates. This paper present a small wearable (15x17x17 mm) UWB antenna designed and optimized in a FDTD full wave simulator. The simulated -10 dB impedance bandwidth is from 4.8 GHz to 29.8 GHz in free space. The lower -10 dB cut-off frequency shifts down to 3.5~GHz when placed on the body. The antenna is vertically polarized with respect to the body which makes it a suitable candidate for on-body to on-body UWB WBAN applications. The antenna was fabricated by 3D printing technology. The measured lower cut-off frequency for an on-body case was found to be 3.6 GHz and the antenna was well-matched in rest of the UWB band.},
  author       = {E. Lopez, Ernesto and Garcia Lopez, Aida and Chandra, Rohit and Johansson, Anders J},
  booktitle    = {2014 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)},
  issn         = {2164-3342},
  keyword      = {UWB antenna,miniaturized antenna,WBAN,3D printing},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {3090--3093},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {3D Printed Miniaturized UWB Antenna for Wireless Body Area Network},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902481},
  year         = {2014},
}