Body-mounted communications systems are often limited by the effects the human body has on antenna performance. This new approach mitigates these negative effects by exploiting physiological properties in a novel configuration that places the antenna in close proximity to the skin.

A new approach, developed and demonstrated by scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), uses the body as part of the antenna design to make low profile body-mounted antennas a reality. This antenna bridges the gap between the range that is achieved by Bluetooth and traditional radio or 3G/4G solutions.

Benefits

. Low profile — the wearer’s body is used to provide a cavity filler and backplate for the antenna, affording the mounted antenna element to be extremely thin
. Comfort — the design’s small size and weight make it unobtrusive to wear and provides greater freedom of movement
. Range — distances of up to 1 km can be achieved without the need for additional communications infrastructure

 

Properties

Project number

P1670

Patent status

Applications: GB1711424.0 and PCT/GB2017/000112

Commercial rights

Sole Rights / Non-exclusive

Source

Dstl

Regions

Worldwide

Restrictions

UK Companies Only

Available to license

Yes

Sectors

Defence Security Communications

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