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Low Profile UWB Antenna for Wireless Body Area Networks

Zaric, A. ; Costa, J.R. ; Fernandes, C. A.

Low Profile UWB Antenna for Wireless Body Area Networks, Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, The Hague, Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp. 3105 - 3107, April, 2014.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902485

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Abstract
A low profile unidirectional UWB antenna for WBAN (Wireless Body Area Networks) Impulse Radio (IR) applications is proposed with functional band from 7 GHz to 10.7 GHz. Simulated reflection coefficient in free space and when 0 mm, 3 mm, or 7 mm above a human body model show that the body influence is minimal. Time domain study of pulse fidelity, of crucial importance for IR-UWB, shows average fidelity of 98% in free space and when 3 mm or 0 mm above the body.