Numerical Characterization of the Radiation from Implanted Wireless Sources Considering Different Digital Body Phantoms

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sani, Andrea; Alomainy, Akram; Hao, Yang (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom)

This paper presents numerical investigation of the radiation performance from stomach, bladder and heart implanted wireless sources using the Finite-Differences Time-Domain (FDTD). Simulations were performed at the Medical Implanted Communication Systems (MICS) frequency of 402 MHz, using two male and one female digital body phantoms. Azimuthal radiation pattern and radiation efficiency of the implanted wireless sources were calculated. Results have proven that the radiated power is strongly dependant on both; the location of the source, and the body size and composition. Radiation intensity from implanted sources inside the female body was higher than the male body cases, due to smaller female body size and reduced amount of overall lossy human tissues.