On-body Fidelity Factor for Footwear Antennas Over Different Ground Materials

TitleOn-body Fidelity Factor for Footwear Antennas Over Different Ground Materials
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGaetano, D, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ, Brannigan, C, Keating, L, Horgan, F
Conference NameEuCAP 2014 - European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Pagination1410 - 1414
Conference Start Date06/04/2014
PublisherInstitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers
Conference LocationThe Hague, The Netherlands
Abstract

UWB antennas are suitable for on-body links in body area networks because of the low power, high data rates and short range. As defined in the Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) Standard, impulse radio technology must provide a fidelity factor greater than 0.8 to ensure reliable communications. In this paper the fidelity factor of a directional and an omnidirectional antenna located on footwear are computed for different body area locations. The effects of different grounds on the fidelity factor are also considered.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6902044
DOI10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6902044
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