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5G-enabled E-textiles based on a low-profile millimeter-wave textile antenna

5G-enabled E-textiles based on a low-profile millimeter-wave textile antenna
5G-enabled E-textiles based on a low-profile millimeter-wave textile antenna
Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) are a key application underpinned by advances in electronic textiles (e-textiles). Achieving higher throughput, data-rate, network ca-pacity, and delivering wireless power to miniaturized devices requires WBANs to op-erate at millimeter-wave 5G+ frequencies. This, however, imposes significant challenges on the antenna design, to cope with the additional losses introduced by textile substrates. In this paper, the performance of a novel high-efficiency textile-based millimeter-wave antenna is investigated for wireless links with a wearable device. Indoor “real-world” channel gain measurements are used to evaluate the antenna’s performance compared to anechoic gain measurements. Based on the measured channel gain between textile an-tennas, it is concluded that high-speed wireless links in the 24-30 GHz 5G+ spectrum could be realized with over one meter range using e-textile antennas.
5G, mmwave, textile antennas, mmwave textile antennas, broadband 5G antennas, broadband antennas, millimeter-wave, wearable, antenna, on-body antenna, on-body mmWave antenna
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Wagih, Mahmoud
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Hilton, Geoffrey S.
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Weddell, Alex S.
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Beeby, Steve
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Wagih, Mahmoud
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Hilton, Geoffrey S.
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Weddell, Alex S.
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Beeby, Steve
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Wagih, Mahmoud, Hilton, Geoffrey S., Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) 5G-enabled E-textiles based on a low-profile millimeter-wave textile antenna. In Engineering Proceedings. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).. (In Press)

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Abstract

Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) are a key application underpinned by advances in electronic textiles (e-textiles). Achieving higher throughput, data-rate, network ca-pacity, and delivering wireless power to miniaturized devices requires WBANs to op-erate at millimeter-wave 5G+ frequencies. This, however, imposes significant challenges on the antenna design, to cope with the additional losses introduced by textile substrates. In this paper, the performance of a novel high-efficiency textile-based millimeter-wave antenna is investigated for wireless links with a wearable device. Indoor “real-world” channel gain measurements are used to evaluate the antenna’s performance compared to anechoic gain measurements. Based on the measured channel gain between textile an-tennas, it is concluded that high-speed wireless links in the 24-30 GHz 5G+ spectrum could be realized with over one meter range using e-textile antennas.

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Accepted/In Press date: December 2021
Venue - Dates: International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles, , Manchester, United Kingdom, 2021-11-03 - 2021-11-04
Keywords: 5G, mmwave, textile antennas, mmwave textile antennas, broadband 5G antennas, broadband antennas, millimeter-wave, wearable, antenna, on-body antenna, on-body mmWave antenna

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Local EPrints ID: 453737
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453737
PURE UUID: d3cc9bc1-0792-4a0f-a6b7-2164345e8760
ORCID for Mahmoud Wagih: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7806-4333
ORCID for Alex S. Weddell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6763-5460
ORCID for Steve Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2022 17:45
Last modified: 22 Jan 2022 02:54

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Author: Mahmoud Wagih ORCID iD
Author: Geoffrey S. Hilton
Author: Alex S. Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD

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