Parasitic Array Antenna with Enhanced Surface Wave Launching for On-Body Communications

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title = "Parasitic Array Antenna with Enhanced Surface Wave Launching for On-Body Communications",
abstract = "This paper presents a novel planar directive antenna array with enhanced coupling to the surface wave on the human body. Coupling of a small wearable antenna into the Norton surface wave and creeping wave modes on the surface of the human body is first discussed. Based on these observations, the surface wave parasitic array (SWPA) antenna was designed and parametric studies were performed to optimize the antenna directivity on the body phantom surface. The antenna was fabricated and measured. Its performance was tested by path gain simulations and measurements. The measurements were performed on a liquid phantom inside an anechoic chamber. Comparison of the performance of the new antenna with other antennas is also presented.",
author = "{Akhoondzadeh Asl}, Lida and Yuriy Nechayev and Peter Hall and Constantinos Constantinou",
year = "2013",
month = apr,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1109/TAP.2012.2231918",
language = "English",
volume = "61",
pages = "1976--1985",
journal = "IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation",
issn = "0018-926X",
publisher = "IEEE Xplore",
number = "4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Parasitic Array Antenna with Enhanced Surface Wave Launching for On-Body Communications

AU - Akhoondzadeh Asl, Lida

AU - Nechayev, Yuriy

AU - Hall, Peter

AU - Constantinou, Constantinos

PY - 2013/4/1

Y1 - 2013/4/1

N2 - This paper presents a novel planar directive antenna array with enhanced coupling to the surface wave on the human body. Coupling of a small wearable antenna into the Norton surface wave and creeping wave modes on the surface of the human body is first discussed. Based on these observations, the surface wave parasitic array (SWPA) antenna was designed and parametric studies were performed to optimize the antenna directivity on the body phantom surface. The antenna was fabricated and measured. Its performance was tested by path gain simulations and measurements. The measurements were performed on a liquid phantom inside an anechoic chamber. Comparison of the performance of the new antenna with other antennas is also presented.

AB - This paper presents a novel planar directive antenna array with enhanced coupling to the surface wave on the human body. Coupling of a small wearable antenna into the Norton surface wave and creeping wave modes on the surface of the human body is first discussed. Based on these observations, the surface wave parasitic array (SWPA) antenna was designed and parametric studies were performed to optimize the antenna directivity on the body phantom surface. The antenna was fabricated and measured. Its performance was tested by path gain simulations and measurements. The measurements were performed on a liquid phantom inside an anechoic chamber. Comparison of the performance of the new antenna with other antennas is also presented.

U2 - 10.1109/TAP.2012.2231918

DO - 10.1109/TAP.2012.2231918

M3 - Article

VL - 61

SP - 1976

EP - 1985

JO - IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

JF - IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

SN - 0018-926X

IS - 4

ER -