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Design of a UWB wide-slot antenna and a hemispherical array for breast imaging

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2009 (EuCAP 2009), Berlin, Germany
Place of publicationNEW YORK
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication date2009
Pages2967 - 2970
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4753-4
StatePublished

Conference

Conference3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period1/11/07 → …

Abstract

A microstrip, fork fed, wide slot antenna, printed on high permittivity substrate has been developed for the transmission of ultra wide bandwidth (UWB) signals into the breast. The proposed antenna has been developed from an existing design using an in-house finite difference time domain (FDTD) program. The new antenna is shown to be of a compact size, has a wide impedance bandwidth and good transmission characteristics across the UWB frequency range, using a phantom equivalent to human breast tissue. The antenna is well-suited to its intended application in a breast-imaging array, and an array of 31 of these elements is presented herein for the first time.

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Research areas

  • wide-slot antenna, UWB, microstrip, breast cancer

Event

3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)

Duration1 Nov 2007 → …
CountryGermany
CityBerlin

Event: Conference

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