Numerical and experimental evaluation of phantoms for off-body wireless communications

H Giddens, DL Paul, GS Hilton, JP McGeehan

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Abstract

The effects of a numerical and a physical phantom on different antenna configurations are evaluated. Input response, radiation patterns and efficiency are considered in the presence of the phantoms. In order to validate the phantoms as a substitute for human tissue, these effects are compared to those experienced due to the proximity of the human body. The detuning effects on a patch antenna due to the phantom were demonstrated and shown to match the effects of the human body. The radiation pattern of a loop antenna was measured on and off the phantom. The presence of the phantom was found to reduce the efficiency of the loop antenna by 88%.
Translated title of the contributionNumerical and experimental evaluation of phantoms for off-body wireless communications
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC 2011), Loughborough, UK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781457710148, 9781457710155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2011

Bibliographical note

Conference Organiser: Loughborough University
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference poster

Sponsorship: The authors are grateful to their colleagues in the Centre of Communications Research of the University of Bristol for helpful discussions, and in particular wish to thank Maciej Klemm and Jack A. Leendertz for providing the experimental phantom used in this study. The authors are also thankful for the use of facilities in the Centre of Communications Research of the University of Bristol.

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