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Wireless Power Transfer to Intra-Abdominal Implants Using an Around-the-Body Loop Antenna

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0563-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0564-2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications
Period1/01/00 → …


We study the wireless powering of intra-abdominal implants using a wearable around-the-body loop antenna. The study includes the wireless link characterization and modelling of the specific absorption rate (SAR) obtained by an anatomical human body model and a simplified homogenous elliptic cylinder model. We also assess the robustness of the system in terms of the power gain uniformity at the cross-sectional plane of the abdominal cavity. Overall, our system achieves the link power efficiency of −6.6 dB at 7.25 MHz to an implant (2.3-by-2.3 cm square loop) at the center of the abdominal cavity. According to SAR analysis, under the 1.6 W/kg limit, we can transmit 530 mW and the maximum power available at the implant is 149 mW with the voltage amplitude of 3.6 V. Moreover, the voltage at the implant remains above 1 V for transmission power levels down to 10% of the maximum.


  • Implants, Biological system modeling, Wireless communication, Transmitting antennas, Mathematical model, Wireless sensor networks, Wireless power transfer, power transfer efficiency, implant antenna, intra-abdominal implants

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