Effect of small wearable device antenna location on its impedance, bandwidth potential and radiation efficiency
Chen, Jiangcheng; Berg, Markus; Amin, Hamid Y.; Pärssinen, Aarno (2018-05-24)
J. Chen, M. Berg, H. Y. Amin and A. Pärssinen, "Effect of small wearable device antenna location on its impedance, bandwidth potential and radiation efficiency," Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC 2017), Loughborough, 2017, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1049/cp.2017.0255
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In this paper, a simulation study of the effect of antenna locations on antenna matching, bandwidth potential and radiation efficiency performance operating in 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) Band 3 (1710–1880 MHz), Band 20 UL (832–862 MHz) and 2.4 GHz WLAN band (2.4–2.5 GHz), in free space and with phantom, is presented. An inverted F antenna (IFA) is utilized in this study and mounted on a small cellular wrist device. The results indicate that for each band, with efficient excitation of its fundamental mode, an antenna whose electrical field maxima located at short edge of the chassis always has higher bandwidth potential and its radiation efficiency will have less reduction when introducing phantom. Moreover, changes in matching characteristic of different antenna positions vary from each band, indicating the optimal antenna placement to obtain robust matching feature. Therefore, by comparing the variations on antenna behaviors, it provides useful insights into how to select the optimal antenna locations on the device with reduced a user effect for a specific operation band.
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