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Body-Worn Spiral Monopole Antenna for On-Body Communications
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Body-Worn Spiral Monopole Antenna for On-Body Communications
Kammersgaard, Nikolaj P.B.; Kvist, Soren H.; Thaysen, Jesper; Jakobsen, Kaj B.;
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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.
 Keywords
Body-Centric Communication;Creeping Waves;In-the-Ear Hearing Instruments Antenna;On-Body Path Gain;WBAN;
 Language
English
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