Characterization and testing of a skin mimicking material for implantable antennas operating at ISM band (2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz)

Tuba Yilmaz*, Tutku Karacolak, Erdem Topsakal

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Abstract

In this study, we present a simple recipe for a skin mimicking material intended for in vitro testing of implantable antennas operating at Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) (2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz) band. The material is composed of de-ionized water, Triton X-100, and Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether (DGBE). The relative dielectric constant and conductivity of the proposed material are within 0.5% and 3.4% of the properties of the reference human skin from the literature in the entire ISM band. In order to test the transmission characteristics of the material, in vitro measurements of a dual-band antenna are performed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2001736
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Funding

Manuscript received May 02, 2008; revised June 09, 2008. First published June 27, 2008; current version published November 14, 2008. This work was supported in part by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation under Grant 5-2007-326.

FundersFunder number
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International5-2007-326

    Keywords

    • Diethylene glycol butyl ether (DGBE)
    • Implantable antenna
    • Industrial scientific and medical (ISM) band
    • Polyethylene glycol mono phenyl ether (Triton x-100)
    • Skin mimicking material

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