Dual-band dual-polarized textile antenna for location tracking in AAL

Ezzaty Faridah Nor Mohd Hussin, Ping Jack Soh*, Azremi Abdullah Al-Hadi, Mohd Faizal Jamlos, Muhammad Nazrin Ramli, Herwansyah Lago, Niels Kuster, Symon K. Podilchak

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A dual-polarized textile antenna operating in the 1.575 GHz for Global Positioning System and 2.45 GHz for WBAN/WLAN is proposed for application in Ambient Assisted Living. This single radiator operating in dual-frequency and dual-polarization provides better cost- and space efficiency as it enables indoor and outdoor location tracking of patients or elderly. To reduce back-radiation towards these users, a 3 x 3 artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) plane is integrated behind a rectangular-shaped patch. The AMC unit cells are formed using a square patch slotted using a square ring and four square slits for operation at 2.45 GHz. Meanwhile, the two of the patch's corners are truncated to enable its dual-band and circular polarization characteristic. Results indicates that the proposed antenna is capable of generating circular polarization at 1.575 GHz with a gain of 1.98 dB and linear polarization at 2.45 GHz with a gain of 1.94 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018)
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781785618161
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201813 Apr 2018


Conference12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2018
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Ambient assisted living (AAL)
  • Textile antenna
  • Wearable antenna
  • Wireless localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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