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

David Gibbins*, Maciej Klemm, Ian Craddock, Alan Preece, Jack Leendertz, Ralph Benjamin

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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.
Translated title of the contributionDesign of a UWB wide-slot antenna and a hemispherical array for breast imaging
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2009 (EuCAP 2009), Berlin, Germany
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2967 - 2970
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4753-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 1 Nov 2007 → …

Conference

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

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Keywords

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

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