Design and Development of Patch Textile-Antenna

R. Sreemathy, Mousami Vaibhav Munot, Shruti Terdalkar, Sumit Charjan, Sumit Behera

Abstract


The recent advancements show that wireless devices can be developed in a compact form. This miniaturization has led to the demand of an antenna for communication which is small itself and doesn’t compromise on its performance characteristics. An antenna that actually forms a part of clothing without affecting the wearer’s health can prove to be of very useful for Body Area Network (BAN) applications. This suggests the development of an antenna design in microstrip patch form with some specific fabric used as a substrate and who are conducting parts will comprise of conductive material like copper. The antenna can be developed in the ISM band frequency spectrum. Such an antenna can be fabricated in a number of forms using copper tape, conductive fabric or ink. The novelty of the proposed antenna is simple planar configuration, ease in fabrication and very economical. A fabric with suitable dielectric constant and thickness can contribute as a substrate such as pure cotton. Parameters like return loss, and voltage surface wave ratio are used for performance measurement of the design. SAR measurement is also done to ensure that the antenna is safe to be used around human body

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