Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 309321, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/309321
Research Article

Development of a Compact Wide-Slot Antenna for Early Stage Breast Cancer Detection Featuring Circular Array Full-View Geometry

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300 Penang, Malaysia

Received 16 September 2013; Revised 14 May 2014; Accepted 19 May 2014; Published 10 June 2014

Academic Editor: Atsushi Mase

Copyright © 2014 S. S. Tiang 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.

Linked References

  1. Federal Communications Commission, “Revision of part 15 of the commission’s rules regarding UWB transmission systems first order and report, FCC 02-48,” Tech. Rep., FCC, Washington, DC, USA, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  2. C. Gilmore, P. Mojabi, A. Zakaria, S. Pistorius, and J. Lovetri, “On super-resolution with an experimental microwave tomography system,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 9, pp. 393–396, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. E. Fear and M. Stuchly, “Microwave breast tumor detection: antenna design and characterization,” in Proceeding of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, pp. 1076–1079, IEEE, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 2000.
  4. S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and J. E. Bridges, “Wideband ultra low reverberation antenna for biological sensing,” Electronics Letters, vol. 33, no. 19, pp. 1594–1595, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. Fernández Pantoja, S. González García, M. Hernández-López, A. Rubio Bretones, and R. Gómez Martín, “Design of an ultra-broadband V antenna for microwave detection of breast tumors,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 164–166, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. X. Li, S. C. Hagness, M. K. Choi, and D. W. van der Weide, “Numerical and experimental investigation of an ultrawideband ridged pyramidal horn antenna with curved launching plane for pulse radiation,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 2, pp. 259–262, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. W. C. Khor, M. E. Bialkowski, A. Abbosh, N. Seman, and S. Crozier, “An ultra wideband microwave imaging system for breast cancer detection,” IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol. 90, no. 9, pp. 2376–2381, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. R. Nilavalan, I. J. Craddock, A. Preece, J. Leendertz, and R. Benjamin, “Wideband microstrip patch antenna design for breast cancer tumour detection,” IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 277–281, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. H. G. Schantz, “UWB magnetic antennas,” in Proceeding of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, vol. 3, pp. 604–607, IEEE, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 2003. View at Scopus
  10. M. Bod, H. R. Hassani, and M. M. S. Taheri, “Compact UWB printed slot antenna with extra bluetooth, GSM, and GPS bands,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, pp. 531–534, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. S. R. Emadian, C. Ghobadi, J. Nourinia, M. H. Mirmozafari, and J. Pourahmadazar, “Bandwidth enhancement of CPW-Fed circle-like slot antenna with dual band-notched characteristic,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, pp. 543–546, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. D. Gibbins, M. Klemm, I. J. Craddock, J. A. Leendertz, A. Preece, and R. Benjamin, “A comparison of a wide-slot and a stacked patch antenna for the purpose of breast cancer detection,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 665–674, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. R. Chair, A. A. Kishk, K. F. Lee, C. E. Smith, and D. Kajfez, “Microstrip line and CPW fed ultra wideband slot antennas with U-shaped tuning stub and reflector,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research, vol. 56, pp. 163–182, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. S.-L. S. Yang, A. A. Kishk, and K.-F. Lee, “Wideband circularly polarized antenna with L-shaped slot,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1780–1783, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. J.-Y. Jan and J.-W. Su, “Bandwidth enhancement of a printed wide-slot antenna with a rotated slot,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 2111–2114, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. X. Qing, M. Y. W. Chia, and X. Wu, “Wide-slot antenna for UWB applications,” in Proceeding of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Society International Symposium, vol. 1, pp. 834–837, IEEE, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 2003. View at Scopus
  17. S. S. Tiang, M. Sadoon, T. F. Zanoon, M. F. Ain, and M. Z. Abdullah, “Radar sensing featuring biconical antenna and enhanced delay and sum algorithm for early stage breast cancer detection,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research B, no. 46, pp. 299–316, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. E. Porter, J. Fakhoury, R. Oprisor, M. Coates, and M. Popovic, “Improved tissue phantoms for experimental validation of microwave breast cancer detection,” in Proceeding of the 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP '10), pp. 1–5, IEEE, Barcelona, Spain, April 2010. View at Scopus
  19. M. Lazebnik, E. L. Madsen, G. R. Frank, and S. C. Hagness, “Tissue-mimicking phantom materials for narrowband and ultrawideband microwave applications,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 50, no. 18, pp. 4245–4258, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. S. C. Hagness, A. Taflove, and J. E. Bridges, “Two-dimensional FDTD analysis of a pulsed microwave confocal system for breast cancer detection: fixed-focus and antenna-array sensors,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 45, no. 12, pp. 1470–1479, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. K. W. Hollman, K. W. Rigby, and M. O'Donnell, “Coherence factor of speckle from a multi-row probe,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonic Symposium, pp. 1257–1260, Caesars Tahoe, Nev, USA, October 1999. View at Scopus
  22. M. Klemm, J. A. Leendertz, D. Gibbins, I. J. Craddock, A. Preece, and R. Benjamin, “Microwave radar-based breast cancer detection: imaging in inhomogeneous breast phantoms,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1349–1352, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. C. A. Balanis, Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1982.
  24. J. M. Sill and E. C. Fear, “Tissue sensing adaptive radar for breast cancer detection: study of immersion liquids,” Electronics Letters, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 113–115, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. D. Lamensdorf and L. Susman, “Baseband-pulse-antenna techniques,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 20–30, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. O. E. Allen, D. A. Hill, and A. R. Ondrejka, “Time-domain antenna characterizations,” IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 339–346, 1993. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus