STUDY ON IMPLANTABLE UWB ANTENNA FOR NEURAL RECORDING SYSTEMS

Author(s) : Athira Thamban

Volume & Issue : VOLUME 2 / 2017 , ISSUE 1

Page(s) : 80-83


Abstract

Ultra-wideband (UWB) short-range communication systems are valuable in medical technology, particularly for implanted devices, due to their low power consumption, low cost, and high-data rates. Hence, antennas suitable for implantationin the human body are desired. The focus of this publication is on the study of a small planar UWB antenna for neural recording systems, whichoperates in human tissue. The antenna is operates in the frequency range 3.1GHz–10.6GHz.An antenna designed for one part of the body (i.e., designed according to the dielectric properties of that part of the body) mightnot operate as expected in another part of the body. Head tissue is particularly sensitive, and ASAR requirements will tend to limit achievable data rate. By examining ASAR, we can accurately predict system performance [e.g., signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)] for our antenna and target increased data rate.In this paper we will discussing about the general properties of human tissue, and necessity of implantable UWB antenna on neural recording systems.



Keywords

Average Specific Absorption Rate(ASAR),implantable antenna, neural reco-rding, ultra wideband

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