Antenna tuning for wearable wireless sensors

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Buckley, John
McCarthy, Kevin G.
O'Flynn, Brendan
Haigh, Peter
Ó Mathúna, S. Cian
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When miniaturized wireless sensors are placed on or close to the human body, they can experience a significant loss inperformance due to antenna detuning, resulting in degradationof wireless performance as well as decreased battery lifetime.Several antenna tuning technologies have been proposed formobile wireless devices but devices suitable for widespread integration have yet to emerge. This paper highlights the possible advantages of antenna tuning for wearable wireless sensors and presents the design and characterization of a prototype 433MHz tuner module.
Antenna detuning , Antenna tuning , Miniaturized wireless sensors , Battery lifetime , Wearable wireless sensors
Buckley, J., Flynn, B. O., Haigh, P., Mathuna, C. O. and McCarthy, K. G. (2011) 'Antenna tuning for wearable wireless sensors'. SENSORS, 2011 IEEE, Limerick, Ireland, 28-31 October, 1990-1993. doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2011.6127197
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