Flexible sixteen monopole antenna array for microwave breast cancer detection.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, Volume 2014, p.3775-8 (2014)


Breast, Breast Neoplasms, Diagnostic Imaging, Female, Humans, Microwaves


<p>Radar based microwave imaging (MI) has been widely studied for breast cancer detection in recent times. Sensing dielectric property differences of tissues over a wide frequency band has been made possible by ultra-wideband (UWB) techniques. In this paper, a flexible, compact monopole antenna on a 100 μm Kapton polyimide is designed, using a high frequency structure simulator (HFSS), to be in contact with biological breast tissues over the 2-5GHz frequency range. The antenna parameters are optimized to obtain a good impedance match over the required frequency range. The designed antenna size is 18mm × 18mm. Further, a flexible conformal 4×4 ultra-wideband antenna array, in a format similar to that of a bra, was developed for a radar-based breast cancer detection system. </p>

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