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Design and analysis of an antenna for wireless energy harvesting in head-mountable DBS device

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Md Kamal Hosain, Abbas KouzaniAbbas Kouzani, Susannah Tye, O Abulseoud, Michael BerkMichael Berk
This paper presents design and simulation of a circular meander dipole antenna at the industrial, scientific, and medical band of 915 MHz for energy scavenging in a passive head-mountable deep brain stimulation device. The interaction of the proposed antenna with a rat body is modeled and discussed. In the antenna, the radiating layer is meandered, and a FR-4 substrate is used to limit the radius and height of the antenna to 14 mm and 1.60 mm, respectively. The resonance frequency of the designed antenna is 915 MHz and the bandwidth of 15 MHz at a return loss of -10 dB in free space. To model the interaction of the antenna with a rat body, two aspects including functional and biological are considered. The functional aspect includes input impedance, resonance frequency, gain pattern, radiation efficiency of the antenna, and the biological aspect involves electric field distribution, and SAR value. A complete rat model is used in the finite difference time domain based EM simulation software XFdtd. The simulated results demonstrate that the specific absorption rate distributions occur within the skull in the rat model, and their values are higher than the standard regulated values for the antenna receiving power of 1W.



IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference (35th : 2012 : Osaka, Japan)


3078 - 3081




Osaka, Japan

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Piscataway, N.J.

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

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2013, IEEE

Title of proceedings

EMBC 2013 : Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society