Miniaturized Wideband Flexible CPW Antenna with Hexagonal Ring Slots for Early Breast Cancer Detection
This paper presents a miniaturized flexible microstrip antenna designed using a Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) material. The developed design consists on a hexagon radiator with two ring slots excited by a CPW feed line, providing an operating frequency in S-band at 3GHz with an important bandwidth of 600MHz. This structure offers a thin thickness (1.6mm) with an overall size of 30×20 mm2 that’s can assure an easy integration into clothes as wearable antennas used for early breast cancer detection. Modeling and performances evaluation of the proposed antenna in terms of return loss, voltage standing wave ratio, radiation pattern, and current distribution have been carried out using CST-MW STUDIO simulator.
KeywordsMiniaturized flexible CPW-fed UWB antenna LCP Wearable antennas Early breast cancer detection Ring hexagonal slots CST-MW STUDIO
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