Applied Physics A

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Conformal dual-band textile antenna with metasurface for WBAN application

  • Fatin Nabilah Giman
  • Ping Jack SohEmail author
  • Mohd Faizal Jamlos
  • Herwansyah Lago
  • Azremi Abdullah Al-Hadi
  • Mohamedfareq Abdulmalek
  • Nidhal Abdulaziz
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Advanced Metamaterials and Nanophotonics


This paper presents the design of a dual-band wearable planar slotted dipole integrated with a metasurface. It operates in the 2.45 GHz (lower) and 5.8 GHz (upper) bands and made fully using textiles to suit wireless body area network applications. The metasurface in the form of an artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) plane is formed using a rectangular patch incorporated with a diamond-shaped slot to generate dual-phase response. This plane is then integrated with the planar slotted dipole antenna prior to its assessment in free space and bent configurations. Simulations and measurements indicated a good agreement, and the antenna featured an impedance bandwidth of 164 and 592 MHz in the lower and upper band, respectively. The presence of the AMC plane also minimized the backward radiation toward the human body and enhanced realized gains by up to 3.01 and 7.04 dB in the lower and upper band.


Wireless Local Area Network Wireless Body Area Network Specific Absorption Rate Impedance Bandwidth Rectangular Patch 
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This work is supported by the UOWD Research Grants and the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) (Grant No. 9003-00527).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Communication Enginerring Centre (ACE), School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)ArauMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia PahangPekanMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and Information SciencesUniversity of Wollongong in DubaiDubai Knowledge Village DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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