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Wearable textile patch antenna: challenges and future directions

Mahfuz, M. M. Hasan and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Chan, Wang Park and Elsheikh, Elfatih A. A. and Suliman, F. M. and Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi and Abdul Malek, Norun and Sakib, Nazmus (2022) Wearable textile patch antenna: challenges and future directions. IEEE Access. pp. 1-22. ISSN 2169-3536 E-ISSN 2169-3536

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Wearable antennas have grown in popularity in recent years as a result of their appealing features and prospects to actualize lightweight, compact, low-cost and adaptable wireless communications and surroundings. These antennas have to be conformal and made of lightweight materials in a low-profile arrangement when attached to various parts of the human body. Near-body operation of these antennas should be possible without degradation. When these characteristics are taken into account, the layout of wearable antennas become challenging, especially when textile substrates are investigated, high conductivity materials are used during manufacturing procedures and body binding scenarios have an impact on the design's performance. Several of these issues arise in the context of body-worn deployment, despite modest changes in magnitude between implementations. This paper examines the multiple issues and obstacles encountered in the construction of wearable antennas as well as the range of materials used, and the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) effects employed as well as the bending scheme. An overview of the innovative features and their separate approaches to addressing the difficulties lately raised by work in this field conducted by the scientific community is provided as an appendix.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: Early publish - Not yet index in Scopus - yh 24/3/2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wearable textile antenna, WBAN, SAR, 5G, ISM, WLAN, UWB, C-band, X/Ku-band, microwave imaging, human body, bending effect and flexibility, crumpling, wrinkling, laundering, mimics effect, CP, EBG, metamaterial, AMC, HIS.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 14:52
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97343

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