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dc.contributor.author Latif, Saeed I.
dc.contributor.author Flores Tapia, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez Herrera, Diego
dc.contributor.author Solis Nepote, Mario
dc.contributor.author Pistorius, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Shafai, Lotfollah
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-23T16:48:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-23T16:48:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Saeed I. Latif, Daniel Flores Tapia, Diego Rodriguez Herrera, Mario Solis Nepote, Stephen Pistorius, and Lotfollah Shafai, “A Directional Antenna in a Matching Liquid for Microwave Radar Imaging,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2015, Article ID 751739, 8 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/751739
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/751739
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30948
dc.description.abstract The detailed design equations and antenna parameters for a directional antenna for breast imaging are presented in this paper. The antenna was designed so that it could be immersed in canola oil to achieve efficient coupling of the electromagnetic energy to the breast tissue. Ridges were used in the horn antenna to increase the operating bandwidth. The antenna has an exponentially tapered section for impedance matching. The double-ridged horn antenna has a wideband performance from 1.5 GHz to 5 GHz (3.75 GHz or 110% of impedance bandwidth), which is suitable for breast microwave radar imaging. The fabricated antenna was tested and compared with simulated results, and similar bandwidths were obtained. Experiments were conducted on breast phantoms using these antennas, to detect a simulated breast lesion. The reconstructed image from the experiments shows distinguishable tumor responses indicating promising results for successful breast cancer detection.
dc.title A Directional Antenna in a Matching Liquid for Microwave Radar Imaging
dc.type Journal Article
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2015 Saeed I. Latif et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.date.updated 2015-11-21T07:00:41Z


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