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Robustness evaluation of split ring resonator antenna system for wireless brain care in semi-anatomical ellipsoid head model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-972
JournalApplied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Robustness evaluation is a critical part to verify the applicability of wireless implantable devices. In this work, we present a semi-anatomical ellipsoid head model to evaluate the robustness of a split ring resonator inspired antenna system toward variable implant location, tissue layer thicknesses, and antenna orientation with respect to the human head. The system consists of a passive wearable part placed on the scalp and a cortical implant that carries a passive UHF RFID microsystem. According to our results, the antenna system is robust toward variability: it enables the remote powering of a −18 dBm RFID microsystem at distance between 0.5 and 1.1 meter at various locations and orientations with respect to the head and for skull thickness up to 1 cm.


  • Antennas, brain modelling, implantable biomedical devices, RFID, robustness

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