Salima Azzaz-Rahmani This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Hadj Zerrouki2, and Leila Dekkiche1

1Department of Telecommunication, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
2STIC Lab, Department of Telecommunication, Faculty of Technology, University of Tlemcen, Algeria


Received: December 15, 2020
Accepted: May 3, 2021
Publication Date: June 22, 2021

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In recent years, close collaboration has been forged between telecommunications and medicine, which has enabled the birth of medical telemetry and therefore implanting medical devices on the human and animal body. The latter is based on implantable antennas design in the MICS (Medical Implant Communication Service) band (402-405) MHz. The frequency band is explored to design mobile and comfortable communication systems to support human life. The objective of this paper is to design and optimization of implantable printed antennas in human body for medical telemetry. The proposed antenna operates in the MICS band between 402 and 405 MHz. The antenna is simulated using HFSS software. The proposed antenna resonates at 404 MHz with a return loss of -32.58 dB, bandwidth of 26 MHz and gain of 6.5 dB.

Keywords: Microstrip antenna, Medical telemetry, Implantable antenna, MICS, Optimization, HFSS


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