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Flexible dual-diversity wearable wireless node integrated on a dual-polarised textile patch antenna

Peter Vanveerdeghem, Patrick Van Torre UGent, Chris Stevens UGent, Jos Knockaert UGent and Hendrik Rogier UGent (2014) IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY. 8(6). p.452-458
abstract
A new textile wearable wireless node, for operation in the 2.45 GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band, is proposed. It consists of a dual-polarised textile patch antenna with integrated microcontroller, sensor, memory and transceiver with receive diversity. Integrated into a garment, the flexible unit may serve for fall detection, as well as for patient or rescue-worker monitoring. Fragile and lossy interconnections are eliminated. They are replaced by very short radiofrequency signal paths in the antenna feed plane, reducing electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. The compact and flexible module combines sensing and wireless channel monitoring functionality with reliable and energy-efficient off-body wireless communication capability, by fully exploiting dual polarisation diversity. By integrating a battery, a fully autonomous and flexible system is obtained. This novel textile wireless node was validated, both in flat and bent state, in the anechoic chamber, assessing the characteristics of the integrated system in free-space conditions. Moreover, its performance was verified in various real-world conditions, integrated into a firefighter garment, and used as an autonomous body-centric measurement device.
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microstrip antennas, electromagnetic wave polarisation, CHANNEL, SYSTEM, BODY, biomedical communication, fabrics, diversity reception, wearable antennas, clothing, radiofrequency interference, antenna feeds, electromagnetic compatibility, anechoic chambers (electromagnetic), patient monitoring, flexible dual diversity wearable wireless node, dual polarised textile patch antenna, textile wearable wireless node, ISM band, integrated microcontroller, sensor, memory, frequency 2, 45 GHz, patient monitoring, autonomous body centric measurement device, firefighter garment, free-space conditions, anechoic chamber, flexible system, autonomous system, dual polarisation diversity, communication reliability, energy efficient off-body wireless communication, wireless channel monitoring functionality, compact module, flexible module, signal integrity problem, electromagnetic compatibility reduction, antenna feed plane, radiofrequency signal, rescue worker monitoring, fall detection, transceiver
journal title
IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY
IET Sci. Meas. Technol.
volume
8
issue
6
pages
452 - 458
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000346338500014
JCR category
ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC
JCR impact factor
0.954 (2014)
JCR rank
146/249 (2014)
JCR quartile
3 (2014)
ISSN
1751-8822
DOI
10.1049/iet-smt.2013.0224
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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5871596
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5871596
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2015-03-02 13:44:08
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2016-12-19 15:39:12
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  author       = {Vanveerdeghem, Peter and Van Torre, Patrick and Stevens, Chris and Knockaert, Jos and Rogier, Hendrik},
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  journal      = {IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT \& TECHNOLOGY},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {452--458},
  title        = {Flexible dual-diversity wearable wireless node integrated on a dual-polarised textile patch antenna},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2013.0224},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2014},
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Chicago
Vanveerdeghem, Peter, Patrick Van Torre, Chris Stevens, Jos Knockaert, and Hendrik Rogier. 2014. “Flexible Dual-diversity Wearable Wireless Node Integrated on a Dual-polarised Textile Patch Antenna.” Iet Science Measurement & Technology 8 (6): 452–458.
APA
Vanveerdeghem, P., Van Torre, P., Stevens, C., Knockaert, J., & Rogier, H. (2014). Flexible dual-diversity wearable wireless node integrated on a dual-polarised textile patch antenna. IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY, 8(6), 452–458.
Vancouver
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Vanveerdeghem P, Van Torre P, Stevens C, Knockaert J, Rogier H. Flexible dual-diversity wearable wireless node integrated on a dual-polarised textile patch antenna. IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY. 2014;8(6):452–8.
MLA
Vanveerdeghem, Peter, Patrick Van Torre, Chris Stevens, et al. “Flexible Dual-diversity Wearable Wireless Node Integrated on a Dual-polarised Textile Patch Antenna.” IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY 8.6 (2014): 452–458. Print.