VelTech Dr. RR & Dr. SR Technical university, Chennai, India
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
Corresponding author: S. Ashok Kumar, VelTech Dr. RR & Dr. SR Technical university, Chennai, India. E-mail: [email protected] and T. Shanmuganantham, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India. Tel.: +91 9750140862; E-mail: [email protected].
Abstract: The proposed implantable Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) fed monopole slot antenna for industrial scientific and medical (ISM) band biomedical applications of dimension 25 mm×16 mm×0.5 mm at ISM band (2.4 – 2.48 GHz) and short distance communication band (Electronic Communications Committee approved the frequency band 688 MHz). The antenna is placed on human tissues like skin, fat, muscle, etc and it is made compatible for implantation by embedding it on alumina ceramic substrate. These Implantable CPW fed monopole slot antennas are significantly used in implantable biomedical devices due to the merits such as flexibility in design, conformability, size, safety and low power consumption.
Keywords: Coplanar waveguide, implantable antenna, biomedical applications & ISM band