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Development of Single-Band Wearable Textile Antenna for WLAN Applications

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Abstract:
Currently, antennas integrated in clothing are particularly interesting because they can employ conductive elements which are already in garments. Therefore, this study is spent on the design of a single-band textile antenna for WLAN applications. Its single-band is fed by a coplanar waveguide (CPW) configuration. The proposed antenna structure is produced from cotton fabric and operates in the 2.3 to 2.4 GHz band, at bands of 2.4 GHz, respectively, which cover the 2.4 GHz WLAN operating bands. The antenna looks like a double G form. The aim is creating two different paths for the current traversing the strips and thus creating same resonant mode depending on the electrical lengths of the strips. ADS Advanced Design Software was used to design and simulate the structure. Moreover, performances in terms of radiation pattern and gain are presented and discussed.
Keywords:CPW antenna; textile substrate; wearable antenna; single-band antenna; WLAN.

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