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Transient Characteristics of Wearable Antennas and Radio Propagation Channels for Ultrawideband Body-Centric Wireless Communications

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5 Author(s)
Akram Alomainy ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Queen Mary Univ. of London, London ; Andrea Sani ; Atiqur Rahman ; Jaime G. Santas
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This paper presents transient characterization of ultrawideband (UWB) body-worn antennas and on-body radio propagation channels for body-centric wireless communications. A novel miniaturized CPW-fed tapered slot antenna is proposed and used for transient measurements of UWB radio channels for body area network (BAN) and personal area network (PAN) scenarios. Unlike conventional UWB CPW-fed antennas, the proposed antenna employs two diverging tapered slots to provide smooth and stable impedance matching. Fidelity analysis is applied to evaluate the time-domain behavior of body-worn antennas and it is found that average fidelity obtained is 88% and 86% for the conventional coplanar waveguide fed antenna and the tapered slot antenna, respectively. However, the tapered slot antenna shows a significant size reduction and hence is suited for body-centric wireless communications.

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 4 )