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A Compact Novel Design of a 60 GHz Antenna for Body-Centric Communication

Kaisarul Islam(1*), Tabia Hossain(2), Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan(3)

(1) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Bangladesh
(2) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Bangladesh
(3) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Bangladesh
(*) Corresponding author



Design of a 60 GHz, high gain millimeter-wave antenna has been proposed in this paper. The antenna is a slotted patch type based on two layers of flexible substrate divided by an air gap in the middle. It has a quadrangular ring radiator, inside which three more block letter-shaped (N S U) radiators are present. Using Computer Simulation Technology (CST) the performance of the antenna was evaluated in both free space and on-body scenario for body-centric communication. In free space simulation, using a coaxial probe, the antenna reached a resonant frequency of 60.08 GHz with a bandwidth of 5 GHz and a gain of 9.37 dB. Parametric studies were carried out by changing ring width, substrate height, substrate type, etc. for performance comparison.  For the on-body scenario the antenna was put at three different distances from a torso phantom and a slight shift to the right of the resonant frequency was observed while the bandwidth was close to 5 GHz for each of these distances. Results indicate that the antenna is very efficient in both free space and on-body scenarios and is very suitable for the unlicensed 60 GHz band.
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Atmospheric Absorption; Body-Centric; Coaxial Probe; High Gain; Microstrip; Millimeter-Wave; On-Body; Slotted Patch

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