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.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
S. Yan, P.J. Soh, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, Low-profile dual-band textile antenna with artificial magnetic conductor plane. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 62(12), 6487–6490 (2014)
A. Afridi, S. Ullah, S. Khan, A. Ahmed, A.H. Khalil, M.A. Tarar, Design of dual band wearable antenna using metamaterials. J. Microw. Power Electromagn. Energy 47(2), 126–137 (2013)
S. Yan, P.J. Soh, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, Wearable dual-band magneto-electric dipole antenna for WBAN/WLAN applications. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 63(9), 4165–4169 (2015)
S. Yan, P.J. Soh, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, Compact all-textile dual-band antenna loaded with metamaterial-inspired structure. IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 14, 1486–1489 (2015)
S. Zhu, R. Langley, Dual-band wearable textile antenna on an EBG substrate. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 57(4), 926–935 (2009)
M. A. Abdullah, M. K. A. Rahim, M. E. Jalil, N. A. Samsuri and N. A. Murad, Integrated two textile dipole antenna with dual-band textile artificial magnetic conductor. 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propag. (EuCAP), Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 2075–2078, 8–12 Apr 2013
M. Grilo, and F. S. Correra, Parametric study of rectangular patch antenna using denim textile material. SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave & Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 1–5, 4–7 Aug 2013
S. K. Mishra, V. Mishra and N. Purohit, Design of wide band circularly polarized textile antenna for ISM bands at 2.4 and 5.8 GHz. Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems (SPICES), pp. 1–5, 2015
D. L. Paul, M. Klemm, C. J. Railton and J. P. McGeehan, Textile Broadband E-Patch Antenna at ISM Band. 2007 IET Seminar on Antennas and Propag. for Body-Centric Wireless Communications, London, pp. 38–43, 24 April 2007
M. N. Pavan and N. Chattoraj, Design and analysis of a frequency reconfigurable antenna using metasurface for wireless applications, in 2nd International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication systems (ICIIECS), Coimbatore, pp. 1–5, 19–20 March 2015
Y. H. Di, X. Y. Liu and M. M. Tentzeris, A Conformable Dual-Band Antenna Equipped with AMC for WBAN Applications, in 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propag.(APCAP), Harbin, China, pp. 388–391, 26–29 July 2014
Z.H. Jiang, D.E. Brocker, P.E. Sieber, D.H. Werner, A compact, low-profile metasurface-enabled antenna for wearable medical body-area network devices. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 62(8), 4021–4030 (2014)
R.C. Hadarig, M.E. de Cos, F. Las-Heras, Microstrip patch antenna bandwidth enhancement using AMC/EBG structures. Int. J. Antennas Propag. 12, 1–7 (2012)
M. Cekingen, C. Isik and B. Turetken, Design of a broadband microstrip antenna with artificial magnetic conductor ground plane. 2011 7th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), Bursa, Turkey, pp. 226–229, 1–4 Dec 2011
A. Foroozesh, L. Shafai, Effects of artificial magnetic conductors in the design of low-profile high-gain planar antennas with high-permittivity dielectric superstrate. IEEE Antennas Wirel. Propag. Lett. 8, 1536 (2009)
P.J. Soh, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, F.H. Wee, A. van den Bosch, M. Martinez-Vazquez, D. Schreurs, Specific absorption rate (SAR) evaluation of textile antennas. IEEE Antennas Propag. Mag. 57(2), 229–240 (2015)
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).
About this article
Cite this article
Giman, F.N., Soh, P.J., Jamlos, M.F. et al. Conformal dual-band textile antenna with metasurface for WBAN application. Appl. Phys. A 123, 32 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-016-0626-2