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Miniaturized Novel UWB Band-Notch Textile Antenna for Body Area Networks

Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan1, Arifa Sultana1, Mehedi Masud2,*, Gurjot Singh Gaba3, Hesham A. Alhumyani4

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka, 1229, Bangladesh
2 Department of Computer Science, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
3 School of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
4 Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Mehedi Masud. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Emerging Trends in Intelligent Communication and Wireless Technologies)

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2022, 40(3), 1183-1198.


This paper presents the design and analysis of a miniaturized and novel wearable ultra-wideband (UWB) band-notch textile antenna for Body Area Networks (BANs). The major goal of building the antenna for wearable applications with band notch in X-band is to reject the downlink band (7.25 to 7.75 GHz) of satellite communication in the UWB frequency ranges of 3.1–10.6 GHz to keep away from interference. Computer Simulation Technology (CST) TM Microwave Studio, which is user-friendly and reliable, was used to model and simulate the antenna. The radiating element of the antenna is designed on Jeans’ textile substrate, which has a relative permittivity of 1.7. The thickness of the jeans’ fabric substrate has been considered to be 1 mm. Return loss, gain, bandwidth, impedance, radiation, and total efficiency, and radiation patterns are presented and investigated. The antenna is simulated placed on the three layers of the human body model, and the on-body results are summarized in comparison with free space. Results and analysis indicate that this antenna has good band-notch characteristics in the frequency range of 7.25 GHz to 7.75 GHz. The parametric study varying the relative permittivity of Jeans’ fabric substrate of this antenna is also evaluated. In addition, effects on the antenna parameters of variation of ground plane size have been reported. The antenna is 25 mm × 16 mm × 1.07 mm in total volume. Results reveal that this antenna achieves the design goal and performs well both in free space and on the body.


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M. Monirujjaman Khan, A. Sultana, M. Masud, G. Singh Gaba and H. A. Alhumyani, "Miniaturized novel uwb band-notch textile antenna for body area networks," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 40, no.3, pp. 1183–1198, 2022.

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