Influence of Insulation for Implanted Antennas

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Merli, Francesco; Fuchs, Benjamin; Skrivervik, Anja K. (Laboratoire d’Electromagnétisme et d’Acoustique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Station 11, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland)

This work presents the effects of real biocompatible insulation layers on implanted antennas. An analytical tool, based on spherical wave expansion, is developed to model the human body. The study aims to discuss the insulation’s characteristics that enhance the radiation of ideal sources embedded in a muscle shell.