A compact and robust circularly-polarized wearable antenna using an anisotropic metasurface

Zhi Hao Jiang, Douglas H. Werner

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the design of a compact circularly-polarized antenna employing a truncated anisotropic metasurface. The antenna structure is comprised by a loop monopole at the top and a metallic sheet backed metasurface at the bottom, which are separated by a foam spacer. The metasurface contains an array of two by two loop resonators with edge-chamfering as well as a pair of slot cuttings on the inner periphery. The resulting antenna, operating at the 2.4 GHz ISM band, possesses a stable input impedance, axial ratio, and gain under structural deformation. Polydimethylsiloxane and silver nanowire clusters are assumed as the constitutive materials for constructing the antenna, which are extremely flexible. Hence, the proposed antenna represents an ideal candidate for integration into wearable devices which are part of a body-area network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology, ICWITS 2016 and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509012596
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2016
EventIEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology, ICWITS 2016 and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2016 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2016Mar 17 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology, ICWITS 2016 and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2016 - Proceedings

Other

OtherIEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology, ICWITS 2016 and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics, ACES 2016
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period3/13/163/17/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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