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Design and analysis of dual band implantable DGS antenna for medical applications

  • B Prudhvi Nadh
  • B T P MadhavEmail author
  • M Siva Kumar


An implantable antenna is designed for body area network, industrial scientific and medical applications with low specific absorption rate (SAR). The proposed antenna with defected ground structure (DGS) is designed on the FR4 substrate as well as on polyimide substrate. The designed antenna providing dual band characteristics at (Industrial scientific and medical) ISM band of 2.5 GHz and location application for emergency services (LAES) band at 4.2 GHz. The electromagnetic radiation is evaluated using the specific absorption rate in three layered phantom models and the SAR values of the antenna are evaluated by placing the antenna at different levels. The antenna distance is varied inside the skin layer to 5 mm away from the three-layered model and observed the reduction in SAR, when moving away from skin tissue. The observed value of SAR satisfies the IEEE-C95-1-2005 standards at ISM operating band. The proposed antenna is tested on three-layered phantom model in simulation through HFSS and in the real time on artificial layers with the help of combinational analyzer (CNA) connection.


Body area network (BAN) defected ground structure (DGS) dual band implantable antenna medical applications specific absorption rate (SAR) 



The authors express their gratitude to ALRC Research Centre, Department of ECE, K L University and Department of Science and Technology (DST) for the Grant ECR/2016/000569, and EEQ /2016/000604.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Antennas and Liquid Crystals Research CentreKoneru Lakshmaiah Education FoundationGunturIndia

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