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Design of a Microstrip Patch Antenna with Enhanced F/B for WBAN Applications
Uisheon KIM Jaehoon CHOI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2011/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Antenna and Propagation Technologies Contributing to Diversification of Wireless Technologies)
wireless body area network (WBAN), patch antenna, electrically coupled LC resonator (ELC),
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This paper proposes a microstrip patch antenna for 2.45 GHz Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) band Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) applications. To enhance the front-to-back ratio (F/B) and specific absorption rate (SAR), an electrically coupled LC resonator is introduced. The overall dimensions of the proposed antenna are 54 mm45 mm2.4 mm and it has a gain of over 1 dBi for the entire 2.45 GHz ISM band. The proposed antenna has an enhanced F/B ratio and specific absorption rate, compared with those of a conventional patch antenna.