Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/579885
Title:
Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics
Authors:
Hussain, Aftab M. ( 0000-0002-9516-9428 ) ; Ghaffar, Farhan A. ( 0000-0002-4996-6290 ) ; Park, Sung I.; Rogers, John A.; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 ) ; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
Body integrated wearable electronics can be used for advanced health monitoring, security, and wellness. Due to the complex, asymmetric surface of human body and atypical motion such as stretching in elbow, finger joints, wrist, knee, ankle, etc. electronics integrated to body need to be physically flexible, conforming, and stretchable. In that context, state-of-the-art electronics are unusable due to their bulky, rigid, and brittle framework. Therefore, it is critical to develop stretchable electronics which can physically stretch to absorb the strain associated with body movements. While research in stretchable electronics has started to gain momentum, a stretchable antenna which can perform far-field communications and can operate at constant frequency, such that physical shape modulation will not compromise its functionality, is yet to be realized. Here, a stretchable antenna is shown, using a low-cost metal (copper) on flexible polymeric platform, which functions at constant frequency of 2.45 GHz, for far-field applications. While mounted on a stretchable fabric worn by a human subject, the fabricated antenna communicated at a distance of 80 m with 1.25 mW transmitted power. This work shows an integration strategy from compact antenna design to its practical experimentation for enhanced data communication capability in future generation wearable electronics.
KAUST Department:
Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Citation:
Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics 2015:n/a Advanced Functional Materials
Journal:
Advanced Functional Materials
Issue Date:
6-Oct-2015
DOI:
10.1002/adfm.201503277; 10.1002/adfm.201570269
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1616301X
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/adfm.201503277
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorHussain, Aftab M.en
dc.contributor.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
dc.contributor.authorPark, Sung I.en
dc.contributor.authorRogers, John A.en
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-19T06:36:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-19T06:36:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-06en
dc.identifier.citationMetal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics 2015:n/a Advanced Functional Materialsen
dc.identifier.issn1616301Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adfm.201503277en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adfm.201570269en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/579885en
dc.description.abstractBody integrated wearable electronics can be used for advanced health monitoring, security, and wellness. Due to the complex, asymmetric surface of human body and atypical motion such as stretching in elbow, finger joints, wrist, knee, ankle, etc. electronics integrated to body need to be physically flexible, conforming, and stretchable. In that context, state-of-the-art electronics are unusable due to their bulky, rigid, and brittle framework. Therefore, it is critical to develop stretchable electronics which can physically stretch to absorb the strain associated with body movements. While research in stretchable electronics has started to gain momentum, a stretchable antenna which can perform far-field communications and can operate at constant frequency, such that physical shape modulation will not compromise its functionality, is yet to be realized. Here, a stretchable antenna is shown, using a low-cost metal (copper) on flexible polymeric platform, which functions at constant frequency of 2.45 GHz, for far-field applications. While mounted on a stretchable fabric worn by a human subject, the fabricated antenna communicated at a distance of 80 m with 1.25 mW transmitted power. This work shows an integration strategy from compact antenna design to its practical experimentation for enhanced data communication capability in future generation wearable electronics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/adfm.201503277en
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hussain, A. M., Ghaffar, F. A., Park, S. I., Rogers, J. A., Shamim, A. and Hussain, M. M. (2015), Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics. Adv. Funct. Mater., which has been published in final form at http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/adfm.201503277. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en
dc.subjectantennaen
dc.subjectfar-field communicationen
dc.subjectflexibleen
dc.subjectstretchableen
dc.subjectwearable electronicsen
dc.titleMetal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Functional Materialsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering; Chemistry, Mechanical Science and Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana IL 61801 USAen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorHussain, Aftab M.en
kaust.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
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