Publication detail

Wearable Disc-like Antenna for Body Centric Communications at 61 GHz

PUSKELY, J. POKORNÝ, M. LÁČÍK, J. RAIDA, Z.

Original Title

Wearable Disc-like Antenna for Body Centric Communications at 61 GHz

English Title

Wearable Disc-like Antenna for Body Centric Communications at 61 GHz

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

In this paper, we describe the design and simulation of on-body antenna for wireless body area network (WBAN) communication operating in the 61 GHz ISM frequency band. We developed a disc-like concept of an antenna. Instead of a direct connection between a circular disc and a feeding pin, the electromagnetic coupling is used. This concept enables us to obtain relatively broadband characteristics with omnidirectional radiation pattern and vertical polarization suitable for on-body communication. Impedance properties and radiation of the antenna were studied in open space and on a tissue-equivalent phantom representing the human body. Fabricated prototype is well matched from 59.3 GHz to 63.4 GHz. The bandwidth of the antenna is about 7%. Antenna analyzed close to body tissue exhibits efficiency at least 25 % and the maximum gain 5.2 dB in horizontal plane.

English abstract

In this paper, we describe the design and simulation of on-body antenna for wireless body area network (WBAN) communication operating in the 61 GHz ISM frequency band. We developed a disc-like concept of an antenna. Instead of a direct connection between a circular disc and a feeding pin, the electromagnetic coupling is used. This concept enables us to obtain relatively broadband characteristics with omnidirectional radiation pattern and vertical polarization suitable for on-body communication. Impedance properties and radiation of the antenna were studied in open space and on a tissue-equivalent phantom representing the human body. Fabricated prototype is well matched from 59.3 GHz to 63.4 GHz. The bandwidth of the antenna is about 7%. Antenna analyzed close to body tissue exhibits efficiency at least 25 % and the maximum gain 5.2 dB in horizontal plane.

Keywords

Disc-like antenna, wearable antenna, body area network, body-centric communication, 61 GHz ISM band

RIV year

2014

Released

01.12.2014

Location

USA

Pages from

158

Pages to

161

Pages count

4

BibTex


@article{BUT110006,
  author="Jan {Puskely} and Michal {Pokorný} and Jaroslav {Láčík} and Zbyněk {Raida}",
  title="Wearable Disc-like Antenna for Body Centric Communications at 61 GHz",
  annote="In this paper, we describe the design and simulation of on-body antenna for wireless body area network (WBAN) communication operating in the 61 GHz ISM frequency band. We developed a disc-like concept of an antenna. Instead of a direct connection between a circular disc and a feeding pin, the electromagnetic coupling is used. This concept enables us to obtain relatively broadband characteristics with omnidirectional radiation pattern and vertical polarization suitable for on-body communication. Impedance properties and radiation of the antenna were studied in open space and on a tissue-equivalent phantom representing the human body. Fabricated prototype is well matched from 59.3 GHz to 63.4 GHz. The bandwidth of the antenna is about 7%.  Antenna analyzed close to body tissue exhibits efficiency at least 25 % and the maximum gain 5.2 dB in horizontal plane.",
  chapter="110006",
  doi="10.1109/LAWP.2014.2367812",
  number="4",
  volume="13",
  year="2014",
  month="december",
  pages="158--161",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}