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Considerations on SAR and efficiency for W-BAN antennas

Skrivervik, A. ; Trajokivikj, JT ; Koohestani, M. ; Pires, N.

Considerations on SAR and efficiency for W-BAN antennas, Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 0, pp. 1 - 4, April, 2015.

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Wireless Body Area Networks have gained a large interest in the last decade. Antennas are a key component of such systems, as their characteristics and quality are predominant for the quality of the entire link. In this contribution, two major aspects of W-BAN antennas will be investigated: their coupling to the wearer, and their efficiency. The former is best characterized by the Specific Absorption Rate. Two scenarios will be considered, the first being a narrow band link at 380 MHz for security and rescue applications, the second an Ultra- WideBand link.