Flexible and Wearable Graphene-based Terahertz Antenna for Body-Centric Applications

Abohmra, A., Jilani, F., Abbas, H., Alomainy, A., Ur-Rehman, M. , Imran, M. A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Flexible and Wearable Graphene-based Terahertz Antenna for Body-Centric Applications. In: 2019 Second International Workshop on Mobile Terahertz Systems (IWMTS), Bad Neuenahr, Germany, 01-03 Jul 2019, (doi:10.1109/IWMTS.2019.8823687)

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Abstract

This paper presents a graphene-based wearable antenna operating in the terahertz frequency range. Graphene with its highly attractive electronic properties, and modern manufacturing techniques can yield antennas that are not only flexible but efficient and low-profile, suited for terahertz applications. The graphene antenna investigated here has a resonant frequency of 0.647 THz. The performance of the antenna is evaluated on-body and in free space using three layers of human skin. Simulated results show that the proposed antenna has a bandwidth of 20 GHz and offers a radiation efficiency of 96% in free space and 50% on the body, with respective gains of 7.8 dB and 7 dB. The small and flexible structure of the antenna along with excellent impedance matching, high bandwidth, and gain, and good efficiency makes it an appropriate candidate to shortrange wireless communication in the vicinity of the human body.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The authors thank the Libyan Government for this research support.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Abbasi, Dr Qammer and Abohmra, Abdoalbaset Ali Yusef and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Ur Rehman, Dr Masood
Authors: Abohmra, A., Jilani, F., Abbas, H., Alomainy, A., Ur-Rehman, M., Imran, M. A., and Abbasi, Q. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
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