Electrically small folded ellipsoidal helix antenna for medical implant applications

Haiyu Huang, Karl Nieman, Ye Hu, Deji Akinwande

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9 Scopus citations

Abstract

The design and fabrication of electrically small folded ellipsoidal helix antennas is presented for medical implant applications. With ellipsoidal aspect ratio as an additional variable, such antennas have improved radiation resistance tunability over spherical helix antennas while still providing high bandwidth (low Q) and radiation efficiency with small values of ka. A novel 3-D antenna fabrication procedure based on selective laser sintering (SLS) is utilized to rapidly tape-out the ellipsoidal helix antennas on medical implant packages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation - Proceedings
Pages769-771
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011 - Spokane, WA, United States
Duration: Jul 3 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySpokane, WA
Period7/3/117/8/11

Keywords

  • 3-D antenna fabrication
  • Electrically small antennas
  • helical antennas
  • medical implants
  • radiation resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Huang, H., Nieman, K., Hu, Y., & Akinwande, D. (2011). Electrically small folded ellipsoidal helix antenna for medical implant applications. In 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation - Proceedings (pp. 769-771). [5996826] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2011.5996826