The Importance of Antenna Near-Field Losses in Intra-Body UHF Communication Applications

Yomna El-Saboni, Gareth Conway, William Scanlon

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Abstract

The gain of the intra-body propagation channel between tissue implanted antennas is largely dependent on the lossy tissue structures on the direct path between the nodes. Nonetheless, intra-body link performance may be improved through careful antenna design to minimize the near-field losses which are doubly important in this application. In an initial study we consider the effect of insulation on an implanted dipole antenna at the MedRadio band (2.36–2.40 GHz) and placed within a muscle tissue phantom. Simulated electric field and radiation efficiency results are discussed for the single antenna case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages399-400
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3284-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0898-2
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 19 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting - Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, United States
Duration: 09 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
http://2017apsursi.org/

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting: Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1947-1491

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting
Abbreviated titleAP-S / URSI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period09/07/201714/07/2017
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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