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Novel Yagi-Uda antennas for on-body communication at 60GHz

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4 Author(s)
X. Y. Wu ; Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom ; L. Akhoondzadeh-Asl ; Z. P. Wang ; P. S. Hall

On-body communication is of increasing interest for a number of applications, such as medical-sensor networks, emergency-service workers, and personal communications. This paper reviews 60 GHz on-body communication and its benefits and challenges. Two novel low profile high gain, end-fire wearable antennas are then described. They are promising candidates for on-body channels at 60 GHz. The first one is a conventional printed Yagi array, which gives up to 17 dB gain and 6 GHz bandwidth. The other is a substrate integrated waveguide Yagi antenna which also gives 15 dB gain. Because these two antennas have different polarization, they can be used to investigate 60 GHz on-body channels in future work.

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Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 2010 Loughborough

Date of Conference:

8-9 Nov. 2010