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Demonstration of enhancing the transmission of 60 GHz waves through biological tissue using thin metamaterial antireflection coatings

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages85-87
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781509018031
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2016
Event10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2016 - Crete, Chania, Greece
Duration: 19 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2016
CountryGreece
CityCrete, Chania
Period19/09/201622/09/2016

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Abstract

We present analytical and experimental results of an antireflection coating for biological tissues at 60 GHz. The analytical study estimates the improvement in the transmitted power when perfect impedance matching is achieved by placing a metamaterial film in front of skin tissue. The estimated improvement is up to 4 dB. We subsequently present results from an animal trial where we demonstrate 1.9 dB improvement in the transmission through a 2.7 mm thick pig's ear that was sandwiched between patch antennas. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of a metamaterial antireflection coating for lossy biological tissues at this frequency range.

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