Microwave Imaging Sensor Using Low Profile Modified Stacked Type Planar Inverted F Antenna
AbstractMicrowave imaging is the technique to identify hidden objects from structures using electromagnetic waves that can be applied in medical diagnosis. The change of dielectric property can be detected using microwave antenna sensor, which can lead to localization of abnormality in the human body. This paper presents a stacked type modified Planar Inverted F Antenna (PIFA) as microwave imaging sensor. Design and performance analysis of the sensor antenna along with computational and experimental analysis to identify concealed object has been investigated in this study. The dimension of the modified PIFA radiating patch is 40 × 20 × 10 mm3. The reflector walls used, are 45 mm in length and 0.2-mm-thick inexpensive copper sheet is considered for the simulation and fabrication which addresses the problems of high expenses in conventional patch antenna. The proposed antenna sensor operates at 1.55–1.68 GHz where the maximum realized gain is 4.5 dB with consistent unidirectional radiation characteristics. The proposed sensor antenna is used to identify tumor in a computational human tissue phantom based on reflection and transmission coefficient. Finally, an experiment has been performed to verify the antenna’s potentiality of detecting abnormality in realistic breast phantom. View Full-Text
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Islam, M.T.; Ullah, M.A.; Alam, T.; Singh, M.J.; Cho, M. Microwave Imaging Sensor Using Low Profile Modified Stacked Type Planar Inverted F Antenna. Sensors 2018, 18, 2949.
Islam MT, Ullah MA, Alam T, Singh MJ, Cho M. Microwave Imaging Sensor Using Low Profile Modified Stacked Type Planar Inverted F Antenna. Sensors. 2018; 18(9):2949.Chicago/Turabian Style
Islam, Mohammad T.; Ullah, Md. A.; Alam, Touhidul; Singh, Mandeep J.; Cho, Mengu. 2018. "Microwave Imaging Sensor Using Low Profile Modified Stacked Type Planar Inverted F Antenna." Sensors 18, no. 9: 2949.
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