Design of a Flexible Microstrip Antenna for BAN Applications

Avi Sharma, Pramod Kumar

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A flexible microstrip antenna is a compact antenna that can be coupled with the skin. However, such antennas require to be coupled with an intermediate matching liquid medium which makes the antenna bulky, complicated, and expensive. Body area network devices are wearable wireless devices/sensors that are used to get the information of a patient's health in terms of physiological changes irrespective of location. A flexible layer made of Polyethylene is chosen as the substrate and a copper patch is levied upon it. This substrate layer lies in between two adhesive layers (GIL GML 1000).In this paper, flexible antennas are designed and simulated for Body area networks (BANs). The S11 parameter, VSWR value, Gain, and the radiation pattern of the antennas are compared. The polyethylene substrate is highly flexible and lightweight; therefore it would be an ideal material to be used as the substrate of the required antenna.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11-01-2022
Event1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Computational Electronics and Communication System, AICECS 2021 - Manipal, Virtual, India
Duration: 28-10-202130-10-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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