Compact antenna for microwave imaging systems

Abbosh, A. (2008). Compact antenna for microwave imaging systems. In: B. Tawfik, 2008 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference. Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, 2008 (CIBEC 2008), Cairo, Egypt, (393-396). 18-20 December 2008. doi:10.1109/CIBEC.2008.4786120

Author Abbosh, A.
Title of paper Compact antenna for microwave imaging systems
Conference name Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, 2008 (CIBEC 2008)
Conference location Cairo, Egypt
Conference dates 18-20 December 2008
Proceedings title 2008 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference
Journal name 2008 Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2008
Place of Publication Piscataway, United States
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/CIBEC.2008.4786120
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781424426942
ISSN 2156-6097
Editor B. Tawfik
Start page 393
End page 396
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A planar antenna with ultra wideband directive performance is presented. It is aimed to be part of a microwave imaging system for breast cancer detection. The antenna is designed to operate efficiently across the ultra wideband frequency (3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz). It has a very compact size with overall dimensions of 0.9 cmtimes1 cm. The antenna is assumed to be immersed in a liquid of a high dielectric constant to improve the matching with the breast tissues, and thus to increase the dynamic range of the system. The time domain performance of the antenna shows negligible distortion, which makes it suitable for the medical imaging systems utilizing a short pulse for its operation. The effect of the multilayer breast tissues on performance of the antenna is also investigated by calculating the fidelity factor across all layers of the breast. It is shown that due to multiple reflection/scattering, the fidelity factor decreases as the signal propagates inside the breast. However, the fidelity factor is always larger than 80% revealing the possibility of using the proposed antenna in the microwave imaging systems.
Subjects E1
090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
861502 Medical Instruments
Keyword Imaging system
Breast cancer
Ultra wideband
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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