Robust On-Body Antenna Based on Discretized Planar Surfaces

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKormilainen, Riku
dc.contributor.authorLangi, Konsta
dc.contributor.authorLehtovuori, Anu
dc.contributor.authorViikari, Ville
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electronics and Nanoengineering
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electronics and Nanoengineeringen
dc.descriptionFunding Information: The work of R. Kormilainen was supported by Aalto ELEC Doctoral School Publisher Copyright: © 2023 IEEE.
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a novel on-body antenna consisting of discretized metallic patch elements connected with lumped components. The antenna is designed to on-body application, and it could be placed, e.g., to the sling of the backpack. Since most of the human body is composed of water, it has a significant effect on antenna performance. The main effects include detuning of the antenna and a deteriorating radiation efficiency. The proposed antenna inherently resists the detuning effects as compared to a conventional antenna. Therefore, the antenna provides a robust operation in various user scenarios. The details of the structure and element values are optimized with a readily available method that enables the optimization of lumped components to improve the total efficiency. The results show that a 400 MHz bandwidth can be achieved with reasonable efficiency.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationKormilainen , R , Langi , K , Lehtovuori , A & Viikari , V 2023 , Robust On-Body Antenna Based on Discretized Planar Surfaces . in 2023 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2023 . IEEE , International Workshop on Antenna Technology , Aalborg , Denmark , 15/05/2023 .
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dc.relation.ispartofInternational Workshop on Antenna Technologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2023 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2023en
dc.subject.keywordplanar antenna
dc.subject.keywordwearable antenna
dc.subject.keywordwireless body area network (WBAN)
dc.titleRobust On-Body Antenna Based on Discretized Planar Surfacesen
dc.typeConference article in proceedingsfi