Structural Design of Wearable Miniaturized Textile Antenna
Pranita M. Potey1, Kushal R. Tuckley2

1Pranita M. Potey*, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication, Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, India.
2Dr. Kushal R. Tuckley, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IITB), Mumbai, India. 

Manuscript received on September 21, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on November 04, 2020. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2021. | PP: 12-17 | Volume-10 Issue-1, November 2020 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.A80601110120| DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A8060.1110120
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Abstract: Worldwide demand of wearable devices is arduous. In field of movable technology ‘hands-free’ status is requirement of persistent communication. With this regards, extensive research has been carried out on wearable technologies. Antennas made of fully fabric material are natural choice. This work presents performance comparison of between classical micro-strip antenna, fabric antenna with metal patch and fully fabric antenna. The fabric antennas show better gain and return loss but are larger in size owing to lower dielectric constant of fabric material. The fabric antennas being conceptually similar to the traditional micro-strip antennas, almost all the micro-strip design techniques could be seamlessly applicable to them. This work further presents an innovative technique of introducing an edge slot in the radiating patch and achieves a reasonable size reduction. This edge slot wearable antenna has been fabricated and the results are compared well with simulated results. 
Keywords: Specific absorption rate, Non-textile, Wearable, Fully textile, Semi textile, Slots.
Scope of the Article: Textile Engineering