Title: Microstrip Patch Antenna for Wireless Body Area Network Applications
Publisher: Guru Nanak Publications
Series: Volume 11 Issue 1
Authors: Himanshu Garg, Chahat Goyal, Nikhil Arora, Dinesh Sharma
The swift progress of technology and IoT wearable devices has amplified the demand for WBAN applications. Also, to reduce the dimensions of the device
and enhance energy consumption, it is quite essential to function on advancing flexible antennas that may be embedded into various applications. The
literature survey of the existing wearable patch antennas is also examined. The microstrip patch antenna for future WBAN is proposed. The antenna
dimensions are 40mm X 34mm X 1.26mm including the ground plane which is designed using Bedsheet Cotton as substrate with dielectric loss tangent 0.00786
and relative permittivity 3.27. HFSS 13.0 has been used for simulation. The antenna is made to work at 3.32GHz, 5.52GHz, 5.86GHz, and 6.77GHz having the
return loss of –12.74dB, –22.94 dB, -40.53dB, and –22.09 dB, respectively. This makes the antenna suitable for the upcoming generation of Wireless Body
Area Network applications. The antenna structure along with various parameters such as the S11 parameter, VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio), Radiation
pattern, are discussed in this paper.
WBAN, the micro-strip patch antenna, VSWR, return loss, UWB, high-frequency structure simulator (HFSS).