Antenna development for multi-functional wireless health monitoring sensor

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Department of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering

Abstract

A high gain (20.35 dBi), wide-band (3.78 GHz), leaky-wave antenna (LWA) design with beam scanning capabilities (12°) is presented for remote vital sign monitoring (RVSM) utilizing the Doppler radar technique at 60 GHz-band frequencies. Since a narrow frequency band is required for Doppler radar in vital sign monitoring, the antenna beam scanning is achieved by tuning the operating frequency across 62-65 GHz band. Remote health monitoring measurements have been taken with two identical antennas at 3 m distance from the subject. It is shown that both the breathing rate (BR) and heartbeat rate (HR) can be successfully detected within 20° of the angular range by tuning the operating frequency from 62-65 GHz.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAntennas and Propagation Conference 2019, APC 2019 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Nov 201912 Nov 2019

Conference

ConferenceAntennas and Propagation Conference 2019, APC 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period11/11/1912/11/19

Keywords

  • 60 GHz Doppler radar, Beam steering antenna, Wireless health monitoring

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