Loop antenna design for in vivo localized exposure at 2.45 GHz

Andrea D'Attis, Caterina Merla, Alessandra Paffi, Rosanna Pinto, Giorgio Alfonso Lovisolo, Micaela Liberti, Francesca Apollonio

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Abstract

The large diffusion of wireless networks in houses and public environments as well as the emerging use of VoIP phones has entailed the need of performing biological experiments around the frequency of 2.45 GHz. In this paper, a loop antenna for localized exposure of the head of small animals restrained in special Perspex cages is presented. The antenna design and optimisation for feed and stub positioning was performed with numerical simulations. The optimised antenna was fabricated and experimentally characterized in terms of S 11 parameter and SAR distribution in a cubic phantom filled of equivalent biological medium. An excellent agreement between simulation and measurements was found. A good efficiency value (> 10 (W/kg)/W) was obtained in a localized region close to the antenna, where the SAR homogeneity is above 70%. © 2011 EurAAP.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011
CountryItaly
Period1/1/11 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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D'Attis, A., Merla, C., Paffi, A., Pinto, R., Lovisolo, G. A., Liberti, M., & Apollonio, F. (2011). Loop antenna design for in vivo localized exposure at 2.45 GHz. Paper presented at 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011, Italy.