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Structural Design of Wearable Miniaturized Textile Antenna

Pranita M. Potey; Kushal R. Tuckley

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Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication(BEIESP)

Worldwide demand of wearable devices is arduous. In field of movable technology ‘hands-free’ status is requirement of persistent communication. With this regards, extensive research has been carried out on wearable technologies. Antennas made of fully fabric material are natural choice. This work presents performance comparison of between classical micro-strip antenna, fabric antenna with metal patch and fully fabric antenna. The fabric antennas show better gain and return loss but are larger in size owing to lower dielectric constant of fabric material. The fabric antennas being conceptually similar to the traditional micro-strip antennas, almost all the micro-strip design techniques could be seamlessly applicable to them. This work further presents an innovative technique of introducing an edge slot in the radiating patch and achieves a reasonable size reduction. This edge slot wearable antenna has been fabricated and the results are compared well with simulated results.

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