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  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.
|Translated title of the contribution||The design of a wide slot antenna for the transmission of UWB signals into the human body using FDTD simulation|
|Title of host publication||Second European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2007 (EuCAP 2007), Edinburgh, UK|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Pages||140 - 145|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2007|
|Event||2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Nov 2007 → …
|Conference||2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation|
|Period||1/11/07 → …|
Bibliographical noteRose 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.
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