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Design of microstrip patch antenna on rubber substrate with DGS for WBAN applications

Sakib, Nazmus and Ibrahim, Siti Noorjannah and Ibrahimy, Muhammad Ibn and Islam, Md. Shazzadul and Mahfuz, M. M. Hasan (2020) Design of microstrip patch antenna on rubber substrate with DGS for WBAN applications. In: 2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), 5th -7th June 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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The physical flexibility has a significant impact on microstrip antenna design for wireless body area network (WBAN) application and designing such an antenna on a flexible substrate has many challenges. This paper presents an inset-fed microstrip patch antenna designed on a rubber substrate with defected ground structure (DGS). DGS is used to further enhance the antenna performances. The designed antenna is expected to operate at 2.45 GHz within the ISM band range and the return loss is -37.33dB with wide –10dB bandwidth of 101MHz. In addition, the VSWR value is 1.03 at the resonant frequency with an increase of 7.5% in the realized gain compares to the antenna without DGS. The accumulated surface current is 174 A/m on the radiating patch with a maximum realized gain of 3.42 dB and the maximum radiation efficiency of more than 60%. The antenna design, simulation, and performance analysis have been conducted using Computer Simulation Technology (CST) software. This paper focuses on the improvement in the return loss and antenna operating bandwidth of the flexible antenna to make it suitable for WBAN application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3823/83655
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rubber substrate, WBAN, Inset-Fed Microstrip Patch Antenna, DGS, CST microwave studio.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Ibrahimy
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 13:41
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 06:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83655

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