Mutual coupling reduction between implanted microstrip antennas on a cylindrical bio-metallic ground plane

Ladislau Matekovits, Jie Huang, Ildiko Peter*, Karu P. Esselle

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Abstract

The mutual coupling between two antennas within a human body model is studied. Our multilayer cylindrical body model includes highly lossy body tissues under which a biocompatible metal implant is inserted. This cylindrical bio-metal implant serves as the common ground plane for the conformal antennas. The mutual coupling between two such conformal microstrip antennas is studied and quantified for different spacing between them. Three methods are proposed to reduce mutual coupling between the two antennas. Each of them are investigated in details and their effectiveness is compared.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7927379
Pages (from-to)8804-8811
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Access
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • implanted antenna
  • In-body communication
  • mutual coupling

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