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.
|Translated title of the contribution||Design of a UWB wide-slot antenna and a hemispherical array for breast imaging|
|Title of host publication||3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2009 (EuCAP 2009), Berlin, Germany|
|Place of Publication||NEW YORK|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Pages||2967 - 2970|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 1 Nov 2007 → …
|Conference||3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)|
|Period||1/11/07 → …|
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- wide-slot antenna
- breast cancer