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Title: A Novel 2.45 GHz Switchable Beam Textile Antenna (SBTA) for Outdoor Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) Applications
Authors: Jais, Mohd Ilman ×
Jamlos, Mohd Faizal
Jusoh, Muzammil
Sabapathy, Thennarasan
Kamarudin, Muhammad Ramlee
Ahmad, R. Badlishah
Azremi, Abdullah Al-Hadi
Azmi, Emi I.
Soh, Ping Jack
Vandenbosch, Guy
Ishak, Nur L.K. #
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: Electromagnetics Academy
Series Title: Progress in Electromagnetics Research vol:138 pages:613-627
Abstract: A novel switchable beam textile antenna (SBTA) for wireless body area network (WBAN) applications is proposed. The SBTA is centrally-fed by a coaxial probe and the power distributed over four circular radiating elements. Four RF switches are integrated through which the SBTA is able to generate beam steering in four directions: 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°, with a maximum directivity of 6.8 dBi at 0°. Its small size (88 mm x 88 mm) and flexibility enables the structure to be easily integrated into safety jackets, rain coats, etc., for tracking, and search and rescue communication purposes. The structure successfully integrates reconfigurability into a wearable textile antenna.
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ISSN: 1559-8985
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:ESAT- TELEMIC, Telecommunications and Microwaves
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