A miniature energy harvesting rectenna for operating a head-mountable deep brain stimulation device

Md Kamal Hosain, Abbas Z. Kouzani, Mst Fateha Samad, Susannah J Tye

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Abstract

This paper presents design, implementation, and evaluation of a miniature rectenna for energy harvesting applications. The rectenna produces DC power from a distant microwave energy transmitter. The generated DC power is then utilized to operate a head-mountable deep brain stimulation device. The rectenna consists of a miniature three-layer planar inverted-F antenna and a Schottky-diode-based bridge rectifier. The antenna has a volume of π × 6 × 1.584 mm3, a resonance frequency of 915 MHz with a simulated bandwidth of 18 MHz (907-925 MHz), and a measured bandwidth of 18 MHz (910-928 MHz) at the return loss of -10 dB. A dielectric substrate of FR-4 of εr = 4.5 and δ = 0.02 is used for simulation and fabrication of the antenna and the rectifier due to its low cost. An L-section impedance matching circuit is employed between the antenna and the rectifier to reduce the mismatch loss. The impedance matching circuit operates as a low-pass filter eliminating higher order harmonics. A deep brain stimulation device is successfully operated by the rectenna at a distance of 20 cm away from a microwave energy transmitter of power 26.77 dBm. The motivation of this paper includes creation of a deep brain stimulation device that operates indefinitely without a battery. From the application standpoint, the developed energy harvesting rectenna facilitates long-term deep brain stimulation of laboratory animals for preclinical research investigating neurological disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7062898
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • deep brain stimulation
  • Energy harvesting
  • miniature device
  • rectenna

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  • Materials Science(all)

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A miniature energy harvesting rectenna for operating a head-mountable deep brain stimulation device. / Hosain, Md Kamal; Kouzani, Abbas Z.; Samad, Mst Fateha; Tye, Susannah J.

In: IEEE Access, Vol. 3, 7062898, 2015, p. 223-234.

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Hosain, Md Kamal ; Kouzani, Abbas Z. ; Samad, Mst Fateha ; Tye, Susannah J. / A miniature energy harvesting rectenna for operating a head-mountable deep brain stimulation device. In: IEEE Access. 2015 ; Vol. 3. pp. 223-234.
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