Novel miniature wearable microstrip antennas for ISM-band biomedical telemetry

Raed M. Shubair, Amna M. Alshamsi, Kinda Khalaf, Asimina Kiourti

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Abstract

This paper presents two innovative designs of miniature wearable microstrip antennas for biotelemetry in the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band (2.4-2.48GHz). The two proposed designs employ stacked triangular guiding patches as well as slotting of the patches. This results in a considerable size reduction of 60% with respect to the original antenna volume. Both designs have dimensions of of 39 × 39 × 2.1 mm3. Simulations of the two proposed designs have been carried out using HFSS for S-parameters, Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), and E-field distribution, on an equivalent human body phantom. Results demonstrate a return loss of -16.69 dB, and -15.53 dB for the stacked and stacked-slotted triangular patches, respectively. Furthermore, the maximum SAR value obtained from both designs satisfy the IEEE standard safety guidelines, which is necessary for ensuring patient safety. This makes the two proposed antenna designs great candidates for WBAN applications.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2015 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479989430
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Dec 2015
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2015 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Nov 20153 Nov 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2015

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period2/11/153/11/15

Keywords

  • Biomedical Telemtry
  • ISM Band
  • Microstrip
  • On-body Antenna
  • Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)

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