A Study of Implant Antenna for FSK-Based Impulse Radio System in Human Body Communication Band

  • Qiancheng Liang
  • Jingjing ShiEmail author
  • Atomu Nakashima
  • Jianqing Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Internet of Things book series (ITTCC)


This paper aims to develop a miniaturized implant antenna for a Frequency Shift Keying (FSK)-based impulse radio system in Human Body Communication (HBC) band. The proposed implant antenna is realized with two layers of helical radiating elements formed on magnetic sheets, which contributes to a compact cylindrical shape with 1-cm diameter and 3-cm length for medical capsule endoscope application. The double-resonant return loss with 2 MHz bandwidth indicate the suitability of this antenna for a FSK-based impulse radio system. Moreover, the transmission characteristics and required transmit power using this antenna has also been investigated to clarify the feasibility of realizing real-time image transmission in HBC band.


Implant communication FSK-impulse radio Implant antenna Body area network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiancheng Liang
    • 1
  • Jingjing Shi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Atomu Nakashima
    • 2
  • Jianqing Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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