International Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing

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Volume 15, 2021

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Volume 15, 2021

Title of the Paper: Integrated in Clothes Graphene Antenna with Low SAR for Wearable Body-Centric Communications


Authors: T. N. Kapetanakis, C. D. Nikolopoulos, C. Petridis, I. O. Vardiambasis

Pages: 1657-1665 

DOI: 10.46300/9106.2021.15.179     XML


Abstract: The design and fabrication of graphene based textile patch antennas, intended for use in the 2.45GHz ISM band, are presented. The antennas have simple geometries with rectangular, triangular, or circular shape and substrate materials made of four different fabrics suitable for wearable applications. Conductive graphene sheet is used for the active element patches of the twelve different proposed prototypes. The effects of the antenna geometry, the substrate selection and the graphene-textile fabrication process on the prototypes’ performance are studied. Several prototypes exhibit desirable characteristics, such as high gain, acceptable radiation pattern, low Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), relatively wide bandwidth, and coverage of the ISM band even under different bending conditions.