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Kissi C., Särestöniemi M., Pomalaza-Raez C., Sonkki M., Srifi M.N. (2020) Low-UWB Directive Antenna for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Localization. In: Sugimoto C., Farhadi H., Hämäläinen M. (eds) 13th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks. BODYNETS 2018. EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing. Springer, Cham

Low-UWB directive antenna for wireless capsule endoscopy localization

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Author: Kissi, Chaïmaâ1; Särestöniemi, Mariella2; Pomalaza-Raez, Carlos3;
Organizations: 1Electronics and Telecommunication Systems Research Group, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
2Center for Wireless Communications, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805, USA
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-04


A novel UWB antenna working in the 805.15.6 low-UWB region is proposed in this chapter. The antenna is targeted for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE) localization. Simulation results show that the antenna performs well at 4 GHz with a 500 MHz bandwidth which is compliant with the IEEE 802.15.6 standard for Body Area Networks (BAN). A preliminary study on the single antenna performance is presented first, followed by the introduction of the box-shaped cavity version of the antenna structure. Both types of antenna are directional with high gain. To investigate WCE applications, the cavity antenna in proximity of a multi-layer model emulating human body tissues properties at 4 GHz was also simulated.

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ISBN: 978-3-030-29897-5
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-29896-8
Pages: 431 - 442
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29897-5_38
Host publication: BODYNETS 2018: 13th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks
Host publication editor: Sugimoto, Chika
Farhadi, Hamed
Hämäläinen, Matti
Conference: EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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