Design and performance analysis of narrow band textile antenna for three different substrate permittivity materials and bending consequence

Shuvashis Dey, Nandita Saha, Akram Alomainy

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In this paper the design of textile antennas for materials with three different substrate permittivity ε r 3, 2.2, 1.25 are realized. Different substrates having different permittivity affect the antenna performance in various ways. Here, Microstrip Patch Antenna is designed for narrow band WBAN (Wearable Body Area Network) at the frequency level of 2.45GHz. In this case, Dacron fabric, woven fiberglass fabric and Fleece fabric are used as antenna substrates and woven copper threads are used as the conductive part of the antenna patch. This paper demonstrates the effects of antenna bending at five different angles. Here, resonance frequency fluctuations due to impedance matching as well as effects of radiation pattern deformation due to bending at different angles are focused.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAPC 2011 - 2011 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2011 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201115 Nov 2011
Conference number: 7th (Proceedings)

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NameLAPC 2011 - 2011 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference


ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2011
Abbreviated titleLAPC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • antenna bending
  • Microstrip Patch Antenna
  • narrow band
  • permittivity
  • WBAN

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