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Design of an implantable slot dipole conformal flexible antenna for biomedical applications

Maria Lucia Scarpello (UGent) , Divya Kurup (UGent) , Hendrik Rogier (UGent) , Dries Vande Ginste (UGent) , Fabrice Axisa (UGent) , Jan Vanfleteren (UGent) , Wout Joseph (UGent) , Luc Martens (UGent) and Günter Vermeeren (UGent)
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We present a flexible folded slot dipole implantable antenna operating in the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band (2.4-2.4835 GHz) for biomedical applications. To make the designed antenna suitable for implantation, it is embedded in bio-compatible Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The antenna was tested by immersing it in a phantom liquid, imitating the electrical properties of the human muscle tissue. A study of the sensitivity of the antenna performance as a function of the dielectric parameters of the environment in which it is immersed was performed. Simulations and measurements in planar and bent state demonstrate that the antenna covers the complete ISM band. In addition, Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements indicate that the antenna meets the required safety regulations.
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scientific and medical (ISM) band, specific absorption rate (SAR), muscle tissue sensitivity, industrial, implantable antennas, GHZ, Bent antenna, BIOTELEMETRY, BIOLOGICAL TISSUES, DIELECTRIC-PROPERTIES

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Scarpello, Maria Lucia, Divya Kurup, Hendrik Rogier, Dries Vande Ginste, Fabrice Axisa, Jan Vanfleteren, Wout Joseph, Luc Martens, and Günter Vermeeren. 2011. “Design of an Implantable Slot Dipole Conformal Flexible Antenna for Biomedical Applications.” Ieee Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 59 (10): 3556–3564.
APA
Scarpello, M. L., Kurup, D., Rogier, H., Vande Ginste, D., Axisa, F., Vanfleteren, J., Joseph, W., et al. (2011). Design of an implantable slot dipole conformal flexible antenna for biomedical applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, 59(10), 3556–3564.
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Scarpello ML, Kurup D, Rogier H, Vande Ginste D, Axisa F, Vanfleteren J, et al. Design of an implantable slot dipole conformal flexible antenna for biomedical applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION. 2011;59(10):3556–64.
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Scarpello, Maria Lucia, Divya Kurup, Hendrik Rogier, et al. “Design of an Implantable Slot Dipole Conformal Flexible Antenna for Biomedical Applications.” IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 59.10 (2011): 3556–3564. Print.
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  abstract     = {We present a flexible folded slot dipole implantable antenna operating in the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band (2.4-2.4835 GHz) for biomedical applications. To make the designed antenna suitable for implantation, it is embedded in bio-compatible Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The antenna was tested by immersing it in a phantom liquid, imitating the electrical properties of the human muscle tissue. A study of the sensitivity of the antenna performance as a function of the dielectric parameters of the environment in which it is immersed was performed. Simulations and measurements in planar and bent state demonstrate that the antenna covers the complete ISM band. In addition, Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements indicate that the antenna meets the required safety regulations.},
  author       = {Scarpello, Maria Lucia and Kurup, Divya and Rogier, Hendrik and Vande Ginste, Dries and Axisa, Fabrice and Vanfleteren, Jan and Joseph, Wout and Martens, Luc and Vermeeren, G{\"u}nter},
  issn         = {0018-926X},
  journal      = {IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION},
  keyword      = {scientific and medical (ISM) band,specific absorption rate (SAR),muscle tissue sensitivity,industrial,implantable antennas,GHZ,Bent antenna,BIOTELEMETRY,BIOLOGICAL TISSUES,DIELECTRIC-PROPERTIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {3556--3564},
  title        = {Design of an implantable slot dipole conformal flexible antenna for biomedical applications},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2011.2163761},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2011},
}

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