A Novel e-Textile Integrated Wideband Monopole Antenna for Body-Worn Energy Harvesting Systems

A novel e-textile integrated wideband monopole antenna designed for body-worn energy harvesting systems is presented. The proposed antenna is constructed with silver coated conductive threads woven into cotton substrate, and the operation bandwidth of which covers GSM bands (range 870.4–915 MHz and 1.7–1.9 GHz), LTE bands (range 0.79–0.96 GHz; 1.71–2.17 GHz; and 2.5–2.69 GHz) and Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 and 3.6 GHz).