Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015, Page: 48-51
A Wideband Directional Microstrip Slot Antenna for On-Body Applications
Mehdi Hamidkhani, Department of Electrical Engineering, Dolatabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Behdad Arandian, Department of Electrical Engineering, Dolatabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Received: Apr. 29, 2015;       Accepted: May 13, 2015;       Published: May 28, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jeee.20150303.15      View  4547      Downloads  203
Abstract
Antennas are one of the main components of every wireless telecommunication system. With wideband antennas for on-body applications, there are some additional features that should be considered including radiation and physical size. In this paper, we presented a wideband omnidirectional slot antenna with a reflector element improvised under the feed line in order to minimize the impact of body on the antenna. Curiously, this reflector element allows for directionality of the antenna. In the following sections of the paper we will show that less power can penetrate body tissues in the presence of reflector elements; thus, wideband directional antennas are influenced less by human body than omindirectional antenna.
Keywords
Directivity, On-Body Application, Slot Antenna, Reflector Element, Wideband
To cite this article
Mehdi Hamidkhani, Behdad Arandian, A Wideband Directional Microstrip Slot Antenna for On-Body Applications, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 48-51. doi: 10.11648/j.jeee.20150303.15
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