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Electronics 2014, 3(2), 221-233; doi:10.3390/electronics3020221
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End-Fire Antenna for BAN at 60 GHz: Impact of Bending, On-Body Performances, and Study of an On to Off-Body Scenario

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Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 27 March 2014 / Accepted: 31 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Electronics)
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Abstract: A compact end-fire wearable Yagi-Uda antenna covering the entire 57–64 GHz frequency band is characterized in free space, in the presence of a skin-equivalent phantom and under bending conditions. The results demonstrate that, when placed on the body and/or bended, the antenna preserves satisfactory performances. The possibility of its use for an on/off-body communications at 60 GHz is investigated numerically and experimentally in a representative scenario in terms of E-field and power flow distributions, as well as in terms of path gain. It is shown that this antenna is a suitable candidate for high-data-rate short-range on/off-body transmissions.
Keywords: end-fire Yagi-Uda antenna; wearable antenna; millimeter waves; body area network; body-centric communications; propagation end-fire Yagi-Uda antenna; wearable antenna; millimeter waves; body area network; body-centric communications; propagation
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Guraliuc, A.R.; Chahat, N.; Leduc, C.; Zhadobov, M.; Sauleau, R. End-Fire Antenna for BAN at 60 GHz: Impact of Bending, On-Body Performances, and Study of an On to Off-Body Scenario. Electronics 2014, 3, 221-233.

AMA Style

Guraliuc AR, Chahat N, Leduc C, Zhadobov M, Sauleau R. End-Fire Antenna for BAN at 60 GHz: Impact of Bending, On-Body Performances, and Study of an On to Off-Body Scenario. Electronics. 2014; 3(2):221-233.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Guraliuc, Anda R.; Chahat, Nacer; Leduc, Carole; Zhadobov, Maxim; Sauleau, Ronan. 2014. "End-Fire Antenna for BAN at 60 GHz: Impact of Bending, On-Body Performances, and Study of an On to Off-Body Scenario." Electronics 3, no. 2: 221-233.

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