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Type: Conference paper
Title: Connection strategies for wearable microwave transmission lines and antennas
Author: Pinapati, S.
Kaufmann, T.
Linke, I.
Ranasinghe, D.
Fumeaux, C.
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2015, pp.639-642
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-4-88552-303-8
Conference Name: 2015 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP 2015) (9 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2015 : Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
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Sree Pramod Pinapati, Thomas Kaufmann, Ian Linke, Damith Ranasinghe and Christophe Fumeaux
Abstract: In this paper a range of connection strategies are investigated for application to flexible passive microwave devices. The binding theme of all solutions is a simple manufacturing process and compatibility with textile materials. Three potential connection strategies are presented - snap-on buttons, butterfly clasps and wing solution. All the connection strategies are evaluated on a perpendicularly fed microstrip line. Based on the electrical performance, manufacturing complexity and mechanical stability, the best connection strategy is suggested for microwave applications in practical on-body environments.
Keywords: Textile conductors, wearable electronics, flexible transmission lines, conductive fabrics
Rights: Copyright © 2015 by IEICE
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