Simulation of Photovoltaic Cells for Implantable Sensory Applications

Zhao, J., Ghannam, R. , Abbasi, Q. H. , Imran, M. and Heidari, H. (2018) Simulation of Photovoltaic Cells for Implantable Sensory Applications. In: IEEE Sensors 2018 Conference, New Delhi, India, 28-31 Oct 2018, ISBN 9781538647073 (doi:10.1109/ICSENS.2018.8589840)

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Wireless biomedical implantable devices provide a variety of applications based on identification, health, and safety of mankind. Power harvesting and power generation methods through human tissues are still looming challenges because of low efficiency and energy instability. The minimum tissue loss at the optical transparency windows of 650 nm-1350 nm. Photovoltaic cells can be effectively used to provide the necessary power for these implantable devices. However, there have been no previous investigations into the optimum dimensions nor properties of these solar cells. In this case, we show an accurate multi-physics simulation of the performance of photovoltaic cells for implantable devices under the skin. A combination of semiconductor and optical simulations are developed in order to analyse the electro-optic behaviour of these cells. In addition, the efficiencies of 8.97 % and 0.26 % were evaluated under air and air-skin multilayer respectively.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Ghannam, Dr Rami and Zhao, Mr Jinwei and Heidari, Dr Hadi and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Zhao, J., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. H., Imran, M., and Heidari, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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