Engineering Research Publication
In this paper, the authors concerned with the design and fabrication of textile wearable antennas integrated with artificial materials called High Impedance Surfaces (HISs). The complete design cycle of wearable fabric antennas starting from material selection to prototype fabrication and antenna testing was carried out in this paper. The use of HIS for antenna performance enhancement is growing at a rapid pace. In this paper, a modified wearable form of HIS defined as non-uniform HIS is presented and successfully integrated with antenna for improved performance under low profile limitation.