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Type: Conference paper
Title: A reconfiguration module with coplanar snap-on connection for wearable textile antennas
Author: Dang, Q.H.
Chen, S.J.
Ranasinghe, D.C.
Fumeaux, C.
Citation: Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), 2019, vol.2019-December, pp.613-615
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2019
Series/Report no.: Asia Pacific Microwave Conference-Proceedings
ISBN: 9781728135175
Conference Name: IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) (10 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019 : Singapore)
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Quoc Hung Dang, Shengjian Jammy Chen, Damith Chinthana Ranasinghe and Christophe Fumeaux
Abstract: A reconfiguration module based on a small printed circuit board (PCB) and commercial snap-on buttons for reconfigurable flexible textile antennas is proposed. The concept consists of a small PCB loaded with a reconfigurable circuitry including active and lumped components, which is combined with a pair of commercial male snap-on buttons for electrical connection to conductive textiles. The reconfiguration module can provide a secure and robust coplanar electrical connection between rigid electronics and flexible textile conductors, which is usually challenging for textile antennas. To validate this module concept, a frequency-reconfigurable planar inverted-F antenna using a varactor-based module realization is designed and simulated. The antenna is predicted to exhibit a frequency tuning range of 24.9% from 2.14 to 2.75 GHz with efficiency from 60.1% to 89.4%.
Keywords: Flexible antennas; wearable antennas; reconfigurable antennas; planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA); textile antennas
Rights: © 2019 IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/APMC46564.2019.9038270
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