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EMBEDDED ANTENNAS IN DRY AND SATURATED CONCRETE FOR APPLICATION IN WIRELESS SENSORS

By X. Jin and M. Ali

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Abstract:
Efficient embedded antennas are needed for future wireless structural health monitoring. The input return loss and transmission losses of a dipole, a planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA), a microstrip patch, and a loop antenna are studied at around 2.45 GHz when these antennas are embedded inside a concrete cylinder. Antenna performance is investigated in free-space, in air dried concrete and in saturated concrete with and without the presence of steel reinforcements. It is observed that the maximum transmission loss for a distance of 250 mm between antennas is around 50 dB which is acceptable for inside the bridge wireless communication between sensors.

Citation:
X. Jin and M. Ali, "Embedded antennas in dry and saturated concrete for application in wireless sensors," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 102, 197-211, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIER10011908
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=10011908

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