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U-Slotted Elliptical Shape Patch Antenna for UWB on-Body Communications

By Pasumarthi Amala Vijaya Sri and Ketavath Kumar Naik
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 104, 77-85, 2022


An elliptical shape patch (ESP) antenna with inverted U-shaped slots is proposed and presented in this paper for on-body communication. A coplanar waveguide (CPW) feed is used as ground to produce impedance matching, and inverted U-shaped slots are used to produce the ultra-wideband (UWB). The proposed ESP antenna model covers UWB characteristics in free space, and it is observed at 3 to 10.7 GHz. When it is implanted on flat tissue model of human body, the bandwidth is 2.2 to 10.8 GHz. The SAR values of 1.26 W/kg and 1.58 W/kg are observed on-body at 4.9 GHz and 7.3 GHz operating frequencies, respectively. The results with respect to radiation pattern, gain, reflection coefficient, surface current distribution are also presented.


Pasumarthi Amala Vijaya Sri and Ketavath Kumar Naik, "U-Slotted Elliptical Shape Patch Antenna for UWB on-Body Communications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 104, 77-85, 2022.


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