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.
|Journal||Journal of electromagnetic engineering and science|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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- Body-Centric Communication
- Creeping Waves
- In-the-Ear Hearing Instruments Antenna
- On-Body Path Gain