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On-body measurements of embroidered spiral antenna

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posted on 2016-03-03, 12:28 authored by Shiyu Zhang, David Speight, Anastasios Paraskevopoulos, Duarte M. de Sousa Fonseca, Cyril Luxey, William WhittowWilliam Whittow, Jon Pinto
This paper presents a compact and flexible embroidered spiral antenna that can be used for wearable applications. The antenna is embroidered by using a state of the art digital embroidery machine with multi-strand conducting thread Liberator™. The antenna has been measured on a Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM) phantom and a real human. The measurement results show that the SAM phantom emulates the dielectric properties of the human body in a wide frequency band from 0.3 to 3 GHz. The far-field on-body performance of the antenna has been measured by placing the antenna on the SAM phantom in a tapered Anechoic Chamber. Near-field to far-field transformations have been used to produce the far-field performance including radiation pattern, directivity, realised gain and radiation efficiency.



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ZHANG, S. ...et al., 2015. On-body measurements of embroidered spiral antenna. Presented at the Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC2015), Loughborough, 2-3rd Nov.




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