Body-Worn Spiral Monopole Antenna for On-Body Communications (Invited Paper)

Nikolaj Peter Iversen Kammersgaard (Invited author), Søren Helstrup Kvist (Invited author), Jesper Thaysen (Invited author), Kaj Bjarne Jakobsen (Invited author)

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Abstract

A novel body-worn spiral monopole antenna is presented. The antenna consists of a ground plane and a spiral monopole. The antenna was designed for Ear-to-Ear (E2E) communication between In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing instruments at 2.45 GHz and has been simulated, prototyped, and measured. The antenna yielded a measured and simulated E2E path gain at 2.45 GHz of –82.1 dB and –85.9 dB, respectively. The radiation pattern of the antenna when mounted in the ear is presented and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of electromagnetic engineering and science
Volume15
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)213~218
ISSN2234-8409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. ⓒ Copyright The Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science. All Rights Reserved.

Keywords

  • Body-Centric Communication
  • Creeping Waves
  • In-the-Ear Hearing Instruments Antenna
  • On-Body Path Gain
  • WBAN

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