Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) Circuits for Wearable Systems
SIW circuits are becoming attractive options for higher frequency communications systems, which are moving up in frequency as the spectrum becomes more crowded.
We are investigating how SIW systems can be integrated into wearable communications systems. This supports work on wearables within the research group and uses current expertise in microwave circuit modelling. A significant advantage of this research is that SIW is a closed wave guiding system so issues with body interaction can be avoided. The work is looking at taking SIW and implementing it in a flexible format so that on-body communications are possible with minimal loss from external factors. With our links to Loughborough University’s textile research group and academics in Spain, this area of research is progressing positively.
The project is on track to demonstrate wearable SIW components.
A list of relevant publications can be downloaded from the Loughborough University repository.
Dr Robert Seager - Senior Lecturer in Communications
"With 5G communications and other wireless systems moving to higher frequencies this project is timely and will lead to some very exciting research areas."