Inductive coupling links for lowest misalignment effects in transcutaneous implanted devices

Saad Mutashar Abbas, Mahammad A. Hannan, Salina A. Samad, Aini Hussain

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Use of transcutaneous inductive links is a widely known method for the wireless powering of bio-implanted devices such as implanted microsystems. The design of the coil for inductive links is generally not optimal. In this study, inductive links were used on the basis of the small loop antenna theory to reduce the effects of lateral coil misalignments on the biological human tissue model at 13.56 MHz. The tissue, which measures 60 mm × 70 mm × 5 mm, separates the reader and the implanted coils. The aligned coils and the lateral misalignment coils were investigated in different parametric x-distance misalignments. The optimal coil layout was developed on the basis of the layout rules presented in previous studies. Results show that the gain around the coils, which were separated by wet and dry skin, was constant and confirmed the omnidirectional radiation pattern even though the lateral misalignment between coils was smaller or greater han the implanted coil radius. This misalignment can be < 4 mm or > 6 mm up to 8 mm. Moreover, coil misalignments and skin condition do not affect the efficient performance of the coil.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages230
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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