A Triband Slot Patch Antenna for Conformal and Wearable Applications
Li, E; Li, XJ; Seet, B-C
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With the rapid development of wireless communication technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless body area networks (WBAN) have been thriving. This paper presents a triband patch antenna with multiple slots for conformal and wearable applications. The proposed antenna operates at 5.8, 6.2, and 8.4 GHz. The antenna was designed with a flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate, and the corresponding conformal tests and on-body performance were conducted via simulation. The antenna demonstrated promising gain and acceptable fluctuations when applied on curvature surfaces. The specific absorption rate (SAR) for on-body simulation also suggests that this antenna is suitable for wearable applications.