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The design of a wide slot antenna for the transmission of UWB signals into the human body using FDTD simulation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2007 (EuCAP 2007), Edinburgh, UK
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages140 - 145
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780863418426
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Event2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Conference2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/11/07 → …


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 human body. The proposed antenna has been developed and optimised from an existing design in [1] using an in house Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) program. The results of this simulation were found to have a good agreement with those found by experimentation. Using this computer model a new antenna was developed. The new antenna is of a compact size, has a wide impedance bandwidth and good transmission characteristics across the UWB frequency range, in a phantom equivalent to human breast tissue.

Additional information

Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to acknowledge Professor J. P. McGeehan for the provision of facilities at the Centre for Communications Research, University of Bristol, and EPSRC for supporting this work.

    Research areas

  • FDTD, wide-slot, breast cancer detection


2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Duration1 Nov 2007 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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