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By V. K. Palukuru, K. Sonoda, R. Surendran, and H. Jantunen

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A rectangular dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) based on Barium Strontium Titanate --- Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (BST-COC) composite for 2.4 GHz wrist application is designed and characterized. The dielectric properties of the composite with ~57 vol.% BST loading are characterized using microstrip ring resonator structures at 2.45 GHz frequency. The proposed DRA, fixed onto a reverse grounded FR4 laminate, has a very compact size of 19 mm×10 mm×5 mm. The impact of the user's body proximity on the radiation performance of the antenna is studied experimentally. The percentage total efficiency and gain of the antenna deteriorated by about 8.5% and 2 dB due to the proximity of the user's body. The proposed DRA showed better performance than that of resonant type of antennas when close to the user's body.

V. K. Palukuru, K. Sonoda, R. Surendran, and H. Jantunen, "BST-Coc Composite Based Rectangular Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DRA) for 2.4 WLAN Wrist Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 16, 195-205, 2010.

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