A novel dual-layer ultra-wideband lotus-wearable antenna is presented in this paper for integration on astronaut's flight jacket to monitor the vital signs of astronauts. The proposed antenna is designed and fabricated on a leather material as a substrate to operate over a frequency band (2-12 GHz). The dielectric constant εr = 1.79 and loss tangent tanδ = 0.042 of the leather material are measured by using two different methods. The proposed antenna has three-strip lines in the 2nd layer for performance enhancement. The stretching effect of the proposed antenna on its impedance characteristics is studied. Furthermore, SAR calculations are performed on-body environments to ensure that operated properly in the nearness of the human body. Finally, the proposed design is simulated by CST simulator version 2016, fabricated using folded copper and measured by Agilent8719ES VNA. The measured results agree well with the simulated ones.
Mohamed Ismail Ahmed,
Mai Fouad Ahmed,
Abdelhameed Abdelmoneim Shaalan,
"SAR Calculations of Novel Textile Dual-Layer UWB Lotus Antenna for Astronauts Spacesuit," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C,
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