Wide slot antennas for UWB on-body communications

Wen Tron Shay*, Keng Hsien Chen, Jenn-Hawn Tarng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper, two modified ultra-wideband (UWB) wide slot antennas (WSAs) designed for antenna diversity in on-body communications are proposed. One antenna is a dual-polarization WSA (DPWSA) for polarization diversity. The other is a reduced-size WSA (RWSA), which is designed to be narrow in width and can be mounted on the side of a wireless device. Pattern diversity can be achieved by using two or more side-mounted RWSAs oriented in different directions. Both DPWSA and RWSA have broad impedance bandwidths and do not substantially increase the size of the original antenna or wireless device. The proposed diversity antennas can be used to mitigate the fading effects in on-body communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium(APSURSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1817-1818
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Sep 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period6/07/1411/07/14

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