Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2013, Page: 45-50
An ISM/UWB Antenna with Offset feeding and Slotted Ground Plane for Body-centric Communications
Yi Ye Sun, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sing Wai Cheung, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tung Ip Yuk, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Received: May 14, 2013;       Published: Jun. 10, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.20130102.12      View  3375      Downloads  198
Abstract
An offset-fed ISM/Ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna with a slotted ground plane designed for on-body communications is presented in this paper. The antenna consists of a radiator very close to a square shape, a feed line slightly offset from the middle along the radiator side and three rectangular slots at the top edge of the ground plane. The offset feed line is used to improve the radiation pattern for on-body communications and the slots on the ground plane are used to improve impedance matching of the antenna. The antenna is studied using computer simulation. For verification of simulation results, the antenna is fabricated and measured. Simulated and measured results show good agreements in terms of reflection coefficient, gain, efficiency and radiation pattern. Measured results show that the antenna can achieve a wide bandwidth from 2.38 to 14.5 GHz with more omnidirectional radiation patterns in the E-plane than conventional monopole, making it a potential candidate for on-body communications using UWB.
Keywords
ISM/UWB Antenna; Offset Feed, Body-Centric Communications
To cite this article
Yi Ye Sun, Sing Wai Cheung, Tung Ip Yuk, An ISM/UWB Antenna with Offset feeding and Slotted Ground Plane for Body-centric Communications, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, pp. 45-50. doi: 10.11648/j.jeee.20130102.12
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