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A Low Profile Antenna for Millimeter-Wave Body-Centric Applications

Ur Rehman, Masood and Malik, Nabeel Ahmed and Yang, Xiaodong and Abbasi, Qammer Hussain and Zhang, Zhiya and Zhao, Nan (2017) 'A Low Profile Antenna for Millimeter-Wave Body-Centric Applications.' IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 65 (12). 6329 - 6337. ISSN 0018-926X

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Abstract

Millimeter-Wave (mm-Wave) frequencies are a front runner contender for the next generation body-centric wireless communications. In this paper, the design of a very low-profile antenna is presented for body-centric applications operating in the mm-Wave frequency band centered at 60 GHz. The antenna has an overall size of 14 × 10.5 × 1.15 mm 3 and is printed on a flexible printed circuit board. The performance of the antenna is evaluated in off-body, on-body, and bodyto-body communication scenarios using a realistic numerical phantom and verified through measurements. The antenna has a bandwidth of 9.8 GHz and offers a gain of 10.6 dBi in off-body (free space) configuration, while 12.1 dBi in on-body configuration. It also achieves an efficiency of 74% in off-body and 63% in on-body scenario. The small and flexible structure of the antenna along with excellent impedance matching, broad bandwidth, high gain, and good efficiency makes it a suitable candidate to attain simultaneous data transmission/reception at mm-Wave frequencies for the 5G body-centric applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 15:24
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 15:24
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23427

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