Wearable Microstrip Antenna for Satellite Communications

Masato TANAKA  Jae-Hyeuk JANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.8   pp.2066-2071
Publication Date: 2004/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Fundamental Technologies for Broadband Satellite Communications)
wearable microstrip antenna,  personal satellite communications,  conductive woven fabric,  felt,  

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We report a flexible and lightweight wearable microstrip antenna that can be sewn into clothing and hats. This antenna is composed of felt and a conductive woven fabric. Experimental results clearly show that this antenna operates normally as a conventional microstrip antenna, and is practical and feasible for personal satellite communications.