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- UWB antenna impedance matching in biomedical implants
Esselle, Karu P.;
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Engineering
- Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology has been considered for the physical layer in recently proposed IEEE 802.15 standard (TG6) for wireless body area networks. Wireless links covered by this standard will operate in UWB unlicensed band with antennas on implanted devices having small form factors. Except for those installed on-body and on external receivers, the antenna will be operating in-body, surrounded by body tissue. Body tissues have high dielectric constants and are highly dissipative. Once implanted beneath multiple layers of tissue, the device, which is expected to be consuming very low power, experience heavy losses in its transmission and reception path. Therefore, it is essential that antenna losses, both mismatch and resistive, are minimised. In this paper we will demonstrate a method to minimize antenna mismatch losses by loading the antenna with insulating material.
- 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2009 (EuCAP 2009). Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2009 (Berlin, Germany 23-27 March, 2009) p. 3523-3526
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
body area networks;
ultra wideband antennas;
- Resource Type
- conference paper
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