Theses and Dissertations


Tuba Yilmaz

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Topsakal, Erdem

Committee Member

Eksioglu, Burak

Committee Member

Donohoe, Patrick J.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Characterization and applications of soft tissue mimicking materials are presented. A skin mimicking material and a skin mimicking gel is characterized for industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band (2.40 GHz-2.48 GHz). Also a wide band (0.3 GHz – 2.5 GHz) muscle mimicking material is developed. A dual band implantable antenna operating at medical implant communication service (MICS) band (402 MHz – 405 MHz) and ISM band is tested in vitro with skin mimicking material for ISM band. MICS band measurements of the implantable antenna tested in vitro by placing the antenna on the interface of muscle and skin mimicking gel. An on-body antenna operating at ISM Band is designed for wireless cardiac monitoring applications. The mutual coupling between the antennas is minimized by placing antennas with 90 degree phase difference. The recipes for tissue mimicking materials and results such as, comparison of electrical properties, return loss, and mutual coupling measurements is given.