420 pages | 57 Color Illus. | 401 B/W Illus.
Wearable antennas are meant to be incorporated as part of clothing or placed close to the body. Wearable antennas can be used in countless communication applications including tracking and navigation, medical applications, imaging and detection, RFID, mobile computing and public safety. The book "Novel Wearable Antennas for Communication and Medical Systems" discusses the challenges and technology to develop compact, efficient, wearable antennas. The book begins by presenting elementary communication, electromagnetics and antenna topics needed for engineers and students that do not have a background in design, principles, and features of antennas, printed antennas, wearable antennas, and compact antennas for communication and medical applications. Throughout the book each chapter also covers sufficient mathematical details, physical details and explanations to enable the reader to follow and understand the topics presented. New topics and design methods in the area of wearable antennas, metamaterial antennas, active printed antennas and fractal antennas for communication and medical systems are presented and discussed throughout the book. The book presents computed and measured results in the vicinity of the human body. The book also covers topics such as RF measurement techniques, measurement setups and design considerations. The antennas developed and analyzed in this book were designed and optimized by using 3D full-wave electromagnetics software.
"There are hundreds good books on antennas but only a very few good books on wearable antennas for communication and medical systems. I have read significant parts of the book written by Dr. Albert Sabban, and I have found it a useful and important book for researchers and students."
—Jacob Gavan, HIT, SCE, IEEE EMC and Communication societies and URSI commission E, Israel
Introduction. Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines. Basic Antenna Theory. Wearable Printed Antennas for Communication Systems. Small Dual Band Circularly Polarized Stacked Slotted Microstrip Antennas. Small Antenna Mounted on the Human Body from Theory to Practice. Antenna Arrays for future Wearable Communication Systems. Applications of Printed Antennas for Communication Systems. Wearable Antennas for Medical Applications. Wearable Tunable Antennas for Communication and Medical Applications. New Wearable Meta Materials Antennas for Communication and Medical Systems. Fractal Printed Antennas for Communication Systems. Measurements of Wearable Communication Systems. Wearable Communication Systems Basics. Wearable Communication and Medical Systems