Planar array of corrugated tapered slot antennas for ultrawideband biomedical microwave imaging system

Mohammed, Beada'a J., Abbosh, Amin M. and Sharpe, Philip (2013) Planar array of corrugated tapered slot antennas for ultrawideband biomedical microwave imaging system. International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, 23 1: 59-66. doi:10.1002/mmce.20651


Author Mohammed, Beada'a J.
Abbosh, Amin M.
Sharpe, Philip
Title Planar array of corrugated tapered slot antennas for ultrawideband biomedical microwave imaging system
Journal name International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-4290
1099-047X
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/mmce.20651
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 66
Total pages 8
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract A planar antenna array that includes 12 corrugated tapered slot elements for use in ultrawideband (UWB) biomedical microwave imaging systems is presented. The used corrugate tapered slot antenna has a compact size, low profile, moderate gain, and distortionless performance in the time domain. The array is immersed in a carefully designed matching liquid of suitable dielectric constant to improve the matching between the array and the imaged object, and thus, to increase the dynamic range of the imaging system. A suitable platform is designed and fabricated to accommodate the array, breast phantom, and a coupling liquid for the case of UWB breast imaging. The design of the whole system is optimized using trust-region framework method in the simulation tool CST Microwave Studio. The performance of the designed array is confirmed via measurements in a realistic imaging environment.
Keyword Tapered slot antenna
Antenna array
Microwave imaging
Ultrawideband antenna
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 10 MAY 2012

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 7 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 9 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 13 Jan 2013, 00:38:26 EST by System User on behalf of School of Information Technol and Elec Engineering