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Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Wideband E-Shape Patch Textile Antenna

By Hai-Sheng Zhang, Shun-Lian Chai, Ke Xiao, and Liang Feng Ye
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 45, 163-178, 2013
doi:10.2528/PIERC13091308

Abstract

In this paper, we present a wideband planar Eshape textile antenna and study its performance numerically and experimentally. The textile material and radiation patch shape provide the antenna a wide working band (2.25 GHz-2.75 GHz). A digital human model is established to numerically analyze the affect of human body on antenna. Experiments are carried out to study the performance changes of antenna at different states which may be experienced in the potential applications. These states are antenna on human body, antenna getting bent, and antenna after getting wet. The simulated and measured results in free space and on human chest show good agreement with each other. From the study, it is also found that the textile antenna's performance does not get deteriorated at these states. Therefore, the wideband planar E-shaped textile antenna is suitable for body-centric wireless communications with high quality.

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Hai-Sheng Zhang, Shun-Lian Chai, Ke Xiao, and Liang Feng Ye, "Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Wideband E-Shape Patch Textile Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 45, 163-178, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERC13091308
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=13091308

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