A Triband Slot Patch Antenna for Conformal and Wearable Applications
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.