Design of a Finger Ring Antenna for Wireless Sensor Networks

Farooq, W., Ur-Rehman, M. , Abbassi, Q. H. , Yang, X. and Qaraqe, K. (2016) Design of a Finger Ring Antenna for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016), Davos, Switzerland, 10-15 Apr 2016, ISBN 9788890701863 (doi:10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481827)

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Abstract

Body-centric communications have become very active area of research due to ever-growing demand of portability. Advanced applications such as; health monitoring, tele-medicine, identification systems, performance monitoring of athletes, defence systems and personal entertainment are adding to its popularity. In this paper, a novel wearable antenna radiating at 5 GHz for the body-centric wireless sensor networks has been presented. The antenna consists of a conventional microstrip patch mounted on a gold base and could be worn in a finger like a ring. CST Microwave Studio is used for modelling, simulation and optimisation of the antenna. The simulated results show that the proposed antenna has a -10 dB bandwidth of 90.3 MHz with peak gain of 6.9 dBi. Good performance in terms of bandwidth, directivity, gain, return loss and radiation characteristics, along with a miniaturised form factor makes it a very well suited candidate for the body-worn wireless sensor applications.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ur Rehman, Dr Masood and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Farooq, W., Ur-Rehman, M., Abbassi, Q. H., Yang, X., and Qaraqe, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
ISBN:9788890701863
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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