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Unidirectional UWB Magneto-Electric Antenna for Medical Telemetry

By Johnbosco I. E. Anosike, Li-Ying Feng, Hong-Xing Zheng, Ying Liu, and Yue-Xin Liu
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 64, 211-217, 2018


An implantable magneto-electric antenna (IMEA) aiming for operation at ultra-wideband (UWB: 3.1-10.6 GHz) frequency spectrum is presented for biotelemetry usages for the first time. The IMEA is composed of a horizontal planar bowtie radiator, from whose middle the antenna is excited, and a vertically inclined rectangular radiator. The two radiators are complementary and correspond to electric and magnetic dipoles, respectively. The radiators are built over a square dielectric material (εr = 6, σ =0.0005) with a cavity for embedding suitable accompanying circuitry system. The IMEA with its biocompatible insulator (PEEK: εr = 3.2, tan δ = 0.01) measures 1456 mm3 in volume. HFSS software was used to carry out numerical optimization of the IMEA with a simple multilayered model of body tissue (Skin, Fat and Muscle) as the host environment. The simulated result of the proposed IMEA shows over 90% impedance bandwidth (S11<-10 dB) and records a remarkable high gain of 2 dBi within 70% bandwidth. The radiation efficiency is around 50%, and a unidirectional radiation pattern with little back lobe is observed.


Johnbosco I. E. Anosike, Li-Ying Feng, Hong-Xing Zheng, Ying Liu, and Yue-Xin Liu, "Unidirectional UWB Magneto-Electric Antenna for Medical Telemetry," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 64, 211-217, 2018.


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