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Embroidered metamaterial antenna for optimized performance on wearable applications

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posted on 26.10.2018, 12:57 by Ignacio Gil, Rob Seager, Raul Fernandez-Garcia
© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim In this work, an embroidered metamaterial monopole antenna based on a split ring resonator electromagnetic bandgap shielding structure is designed, simulated, and tested. This work investigates the impact of different types of embroidering metamaterial patterns on the antenna performance, shielding effect in terms of human safety through specific absorption rate analysis and degree of material wearability, in comparison with the standard antenna topologies. The proposed antenna design presents a full compact embroidered metamaterial device manufactured in felt textile substrate and requires a 85 × 70 mm2area, operating at 2.45 GHz. On-voxel analysis reveals that specific absorption standards are satisfied for both public and occupational sector with a significant safety margin whereas the antenna performance in terms of gain and directivity are significantly optimized with regard to standard wearable materials.

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This work was supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte under the “Salvador de Madariaga 2017” Program and the Spain-MINECO Project TEC2016-79465-R.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science

Citation

GIL, I., SEAGER, R.D. and FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, R., 2018. Embroidered metamaterial antenna for optimized performance on wearable applications. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 215 (21), 1800377.

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© Wiley

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: GIL, I., SEAGER, R.D. and FERNANDEZ-GARCIA, R., 2018. Embroidered metamaterial antenna for optimized performance on wearable applications. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 215 (21), 1800377, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201800377. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Publication date

2018

ISSN

1862-6300

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1862-6319

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en