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Modeling and Analysis of Wearable Antennas

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Department of Communications Engineering, King Abdullah II School of Engineering, Princess Sumaya University for Technology PSUT, Amman 11941, Jordan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Zarqa 13133, Jordan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar 814, Pakistan
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School of Intelligent Mechatronics Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Korea
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Electronics 2019, 8(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8010007
Received: 24 November 2018 / Revised: 13 December 2018 / Accepted: 19 December 2018 / Published: 21 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Electronic Devices)
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Abstract

This paper describes a sheet-like transmission line for constructing a short-range wireless communication system using flexible materials such as clothing. As a new application of wireless communications, it is desired to construct a Personal Area Network (PAN) and a sensor network with a short distance communication area of about 1 m to 2 m. For such applications, a waveguide of a new structure is required which can exchange information at an arbitrary place on the waveguide, which has a flexible structure and limits the area for wireless communication. Therefore, by disposing the microstrip type resonators two-dimensionally with a two-layer structure and electromagnetically strongly coupling the resonators, the electromagnetic waves are confined well within the transmission line, and the antenna of the wireless device resonator is arranged. Furthermore, by constructing this transmission line with a sheet-like flexible wearable material, the transmission of both information and power can be performed through a thin flexible transmission line for the wearable network. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable antennas; body area network; wearable network; electromagnetic wave; channel wearable antennas; body area network; wearable network; electromagnetic wave; channel
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Saraereh, O.A.; Khan, I.; Lee, B.M.; Al-Bayati, A. Modeling and Analysis of Wearable Antennas. Electronics 2019, 8, 7.

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