Effect of bandage materials on epidermal antenna

Ullah, I., Wagih, M. , Komolafe, A. and Beeby, S. P. (2023) Effect of bandage materials on epidermal antenna. Engineering Proceedings, 30(1), 12. (doi: 10.3390/engproc2023030012)

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This study explores the effect of different types of bandages on the performance of an epidermal antenna. Three identical dipole antennas are designed on three different types of bandages, and the measured reflection coefficients, S11, show that the antennas resonate at the same frequency despite the different types of fabric bandages. However, the antennas resonance frequency shifts to a lower frequency when the antennas are mounted on the body. The transmission coefficient, S21, over a 60 cm link with a standard RFID antenna is at least −30 dB, and −34 dB in free space and on the body, respectively, demonstrating that the antenna is suitable for communication and wireless RF power transfer in wearable applications.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Presented at the 4th International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles, Nottingham, UK, 8–10 November 2022.
Keywords:Epidermal antenna, dipole, smart bandage, e-textiles, wearable application.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ullah, Irfan and Wagih, Dr Mahmoud
Authors: Ullah, I., Wagih, M., Komolafe, A., and Beeby, S. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Engineering Proceedings
ISSN (Online):2673-4591
Published Online:29 January 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Engineering Proceedings 30(1): 12
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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