This special issue is now open for submission. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Special Issue Information
The development of textile and wearable antennas has drawn strong interest over the last years. Emergent concepts, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G, demand a smart interface between humans and technology; textile antennas are ideal candidates for the above interface since they may be easily integrated into clothing. They possess many advantages, such as low profile, light weight and flexibility; they also offer the possibility of mass production and the implementation of customized designs, such as logos. However, their design and fabrication may be a challenging task, since it requires novel ideas and solutions; some of the issues that should be addressed are the demand for miniaturization and stable behavior under bending conditions, the mechanical robustness of the textile technology, the repeatability of the fabrication process, and the gain enhancement, as well as the efficient mitigation of any undesired electromagnetic compatibility and interference (EMC/EMI) issues attributed to their operation. The applications of textile and wearable antennas are countless, including, among others, healthcare, telemedicine and microwave thermometry, future smartwatches and smart phones, radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless on-body networks, intra-body communications, and miniaturized wearable electronics.
This Special Issue invites researchers to submit original research articles as well as review articles that focus on topics that include but are not limited to: innovative design and fabrication methods of textile and wearable antennas, state of the art materials for the implementation of such antennas, miniaturization, optimization and integration techniques, novel measurement techniques for performance extraction in a real environment, EMC/EMI considerations, Electromagnetic (EM) modelling, human body interaction, SAR analysis and EM dosimetry.
Dr. Melina P. Ioannidou
Dr. Ioannis O. Vardiambasis
Prof. Dr. Nikolaos V. Kantartzis
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- conductive threads
- body-centric communications
- body-worn antennas
- electrotextiles (e-textiles)
- embroidered antennas
- internet of wearable things
- metamaterial wearable antennas
- miniaturized wearable electronics
- on-body communication antenna systems
- radio-frequency identification (rfid) antennas
- smart clothing
- textile antennas
- wireless body-area networks
Special Issue Editors
Interests: wireless communications; antenna design and development; electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation and scattering; EM modeling; EM field exposure
Interests: antennas; electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation and scattering; microwave communications; wearable technology; waveguides; neural networks; artificial intelligence; biological effects of electromagnetic fields; boundary value problems; internet of things (IoT); sensors.
Interests: electromagnetic compatibility; computational electromagnetics; metamaterials/metasurfaces; graphene; nanostructures; antennas; microwave structures; wireless power transfer.