A bandwidth enhanced 915 MHz antenna for IoT wrist-watch applications

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Kumar, Sanjeev
Buckley, John
Barton, John
Newberry, Robert
Dunlop, Gary
Rodencal, Matthew
Webster, Carlo
O'Flynn, Brendan
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This paper presents a 915 MHz planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) topology for a wrist-worn wireless sensor application. When compared with a conventional PIFA implementation, an impedance bandwidth enhancement of more than 100% is achieved. The bandwidth enhancement is realized with inclusion of a parasitic element that excites an additional mode close to the resonant frequency. A parametric analysis of the key parameters is performed in order to optimize the antenna for 915 MHz operation. The measured results for the on-body prototype antenna show a -10 dB bandwidth of 26.4 MHz and a Peak Realized Gain of -0.57 dBi at 915 MHz. The simulated peak radiation efficiency of 46.8% is achieved. In addition, the design exhibits a low specific absorption rate (SAR) value of 0.004 W/kg.
Antenna , Bandwidth enhancement , Wristwatch , Sub-GHz , PIFA , Wearable
Kumar, S., Buckley, J. L., Barton, J., Newberry, R., Dunlop, G., Rodencal, M., Webster, C. and O’Flynn, B. (2019) 'A bandwidth enhanced 915 MHz antenna for IoT wrist-watch applications', 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019), Krakow, Poland, 31 March-5 April.
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