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A wearable loop-dipole combined antenna

Zhang, QN; Zhang, J; Zhang, DY; Lu, WJ; Tong, KF; Zhu, HB; (2016) A wearable loop-dipole combined antenna. In: (Proceedings) 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM). IEEE: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Green open access

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Abstract

The design approach of a loop-dipole combined antenna for wearable applications is proposed. In order to mitigate the antenna’s performance deterioration caused by the human body, additional loops are incorporated with a wideband dipole. The loops can i) widen the impedance bandwidth by minimizing the reactance of the antenna, ii) increase the antenna’s directivity and iii) act as wearable accessories for easy mounting to the users’ bodies as well. Then, the interaction between the antenna and the human body can be reduced. The antenna is simulated and measured for both free space and on-body cases. Operation bandwidth of 40% (20log|S11| < -10 dB) from 6 to 9 GHz is obtained. The measured results show good agreement with the simulated ones.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A wearable loop-dipole combined antenna
Event: 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM)
ISBN-13: 9781467381949
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/iWEM.2016.7505000
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/iWEM.2016.7505000
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 IEEE.
Keywords: Loop-dipole combined antenna, wearable antenna
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1517701
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