A low profile antenna for millimeter-wave body-centric applications

Ur Rehman, M. , Malik, N. A., Yang, X., Abbasi, Q. H. , Zhang, Z. and Zhao, N. (2017) A low profile antenna for millimeter-wave body-centric applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 65(12), pp. 6329-6337. (doi:10.1109/TAP.2017.2700897)

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Abstract

Millimetre-Wave frequencies are a front runner contender for the next generation body-centric wireless communications. In this paper, design of a very low profile antenna is presented for body-centric applications operating in the millimetre-wave frequency band centred at 60 GHz. The antenna has an overall size of 14£10.5£1.15 mm3 and is printed on a flexible printed circuit board. The performance of the antenna is evaluated in off-body, on-body and body-to-body communication scenarios using a realistic numerical phantom and verified through measurements. The antenna has a bandwidth of 9.8 GHz and offers a gain of 10.6 dBi in off-body (free space) configuration while 12.1 dBi in on-body configuration. It also acheives an efficiency of 74% in off-body and 63% in on-body scenario. The small and flexible structure of the antenna along with excellent impedance matching, broad bandwidth, high gain and good efficiency makes it a suitable candidate to attain simultaneous data transmission/reception at millimetre-wave frequencies for the 5G body-centric applications.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ur Rehman, Dr Masood and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Ur Rehman, M., Malik, N. A., Yang, X., Abbasi, Q. H., Zhang, Z., and Zhao, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:0018-926X
ISSN (Online):1558-2221
Published Online:03 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 65(12): 6329-6337
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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