Advisor

Topsakal, Erdem

Committee Member

Pearson, Allison

Committee Member

Li, Pan

Date of Degree

1-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

The overwhelming prevalence of cardiac related deaths is the motivation behind this thesis to develop body centric antennas for wireless cardiac monitoring. Cardiac monitoring can diagnose a number of conditions including: arrhythmia, ischemia, premature atrial complexes, abnormal sinus rhythms, heart blocks, atrial fibrillation, and more. A body centric antenna operating within the ISM band (2.4-2.48GHz) has been designed, simulated, and tested. The simulation and testing indicate low mutual coupling between antennas of varying distances has been achieved. In addition, the simulation and testing indicate that a thin layer of skin over the test subject further reduces mutual coupling.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15526

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