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dc.contributor.authorYeboah-Akowuah, Brighten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKosmas, Panagiotisen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yifanen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-05T23:48:05Z
dc.date.available2017-10en_NZ
dc.date.available2018-06-05T23:48:05Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationYeboah-Akowuah, B., Kosmas, P., & Chen, Y. (2017). A Q-Slot Monopole for UWB Body-Centric Wireless Communications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 65(10), 5069–5075. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2017.2740977en
dc.identifier.issn0018-926Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11879
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a novel and simple ultrawideband printed rectangular monopole antenna for body-centric wireless communications. The design is based on etching a Q-slot on a rectangular radiator and is optimized to produce the largest bandwidth in free space and close to the human body. We analyze the design of the proposed antenna and assess its performance in terms of bandwidth, gain, efficiency, and radiation patterns. We also characterize the antenna in the time-domain by calculating its fidelity factor. Our results show that the Q-slot antenna maintains its bandwidth when placed in close contact with the human body, or in contact with breast-mimicking tissue phantoms. The very good agreement between the calculated and measured antenna performances in free space and on body suggests that the antenna is immune to variations in the human tissue and is also robust to fabrication tolerances.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherIEEEen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. © 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
dc.titleA Q-Slot Monopole for UWB Body-Centric Wireless Communicationsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TAP.2017.2740977en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page5069
pubs.elements-id203968
pubs.end-page5075
pubs.issue10en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume65en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1558-2221en_NZ


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