Assessing the intrinsic radiation efficiency of tissue implanted UHF antennas

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dc.contributor.author El-Saboni, Yomna
dc.contributor.author Zelenchuk, Dmitry E.
dc.contributor.author Conway, Gareth A.
dc.contributor.author Scanlon, William G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-06T15:54:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-06T15:54:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation El-Saboni, Y., Zelenchuk, D. E., Conway, G. A. and Scanlon, William G. (2019) 'Assessing the intrinsic radiation efficiency of tissue implanted UHF antennas'. IEEE Transactions On Antennas and Propagation, In press. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2019.2935113 en
dc.identifier.issn 0018-926X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8284
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TAP.2019.2935113
dc.description.abstract Dielectric loss occurring in tissues in close proximity to UHF implanted antennas is an important factor in the performance of medical implant communication systems. Common practice in numerical analysis and testing is to utilize radiation efficiency measures external to the tissue phantom employed. This approach means that radiation efficiency is also dependent on the phantom used and antenna positioning, making it difficult to understand antenna performance and minimize near-field tissue losses. Therefore, an alternative methodology for determining the intrinsic radiation performance of implanted antennas that focuses on assessing structural and near field tissue losses is presented. The new method is independent of the tissue phantom employed and can be used for quantitative comparison of designs across different studies. The intrinsic radiation efficiency of an implant antenna is determined by assessing the power flow within the tissue phantom at a distance of at least λg/2 from the radiating structure. Simulated results are presented for canonical antennas at 403 MHz and 2400 MHz in homogeneous muscle and fat phantoms. These illustrate the dominance of propagating path losses in high-water content tissues such as muscle, whereas nearfield dielectric losses may be more important in low-water tissues such as fat due to the extended reactive near-field. en
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dc.subject Antenna efficiency en
dc.subject Radiation efficiency en
dc.subject Implantable antennas en
dc.subject Reactive near-field en
dc.subject Path loss en
dc.subject Antenna characterization en
dc.title Assessing the intrinsic radiation efficiency of tissue implanted UHF antennas en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother William Scanlon, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: william.scanlon@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-08-06T15:49:08Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IEEE Transactions On Antennas and Propagation en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress william.scanlon@tyndall.ie en
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