Implantable Slot Antenna for Biomedical Application

Authors

  • Rahul Dubey Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005, India
  • V R Gupta Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India
  • Manoj Kumar Meshram Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32452/IJAMT.2021.264268

Keywords:

CPW, CPW fed antenna, implantable antenna, SAR

Abstract

A compact implantable coplanar waveguide (CPW) fed slot antenna for biomedical application is presented in this paper. Biocompatible material Poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) is coated on the proposed antenna to make it suitable for implantation. The performance parameters of the antenna are measured in terms of the reflection coefficient by immersing the fabricated antenna in a liquid phantom. The proposed antenna covers the complete ISM band (2.4 GHz – 2.5 GHz).  In addition, specific absorption rate (SAR) is also estimated which indicates the antenna meets the required safety regulations.

Author Biographies

Rahul Dubey, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005, India

Rahul Dubey received the M.Tech. Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India, in 2016. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. Degree in Electronic Engineering in the area of implantable antennas, at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India. His research interests include design and characterization of implantable antennas for biomedical applications, including wireless power transfer, RF biomedical applications, and textile antennas.

V R Gupta, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India

Vibha Rani Gupta received her Ph. D in Engineering, Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering, all from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. Since 2000, she has been working in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. She has also served the Department as a Head of the Department, from 1st May 2014 to 9th May 2017.   Before joining BIT, Mesra, Ranchi she worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology, Bihar, Govt. Women's Polytechnic Ranchi, and Govt. Women's Polytechnic Gorakhpur and as a service cum system engineer M/s Mimec Engineers, Ranchi.  She has authored /co-authored more than 102 technical journal and conference articles. Her current research focuses on surface integrated waveguides, microwave measurement for material characterization, and development of optimized antennas for wearable, medical and wireless applications.

Manoj Kumar Meshram, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005, India

Manoj Kumar Meshram received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronics Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, in the year 2001. In August 2001, he joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun, India. In July 2002, he joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, where presently, he is working as Professor. His research interests include microwave and millimeter wave technology, meta-material, reconfigurable antennas, frequency scanning antennas for radar system and microwave imaging. He has published about 120 papers in International Journals and Conferences. Dr. Meshram is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of Indian Science Congress Association, India, Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), India, and a Life Member of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India.

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Published

2022-01-24

How to Cite

Dubey, R., V R Gupta, & Meshram, M. K. . (2022). Implantable Slot Antenna for Biomedical Application. International Journal of Advances in Microwave Technology, 6(3), 264-268. https://doi.org/10.32452/IJAMT.2021.264268