Antenna configurations of microwave breast imaging
Paper in proceedings, 2013

The quality of the forward scattering data is crucial for the microwave breast imaging. Early study showed that the quality of the forward data varies in different polarization basis. In the actual imaging scenarios where antenna arrays are usually required, mutual coupling effects between the antenna elements would affect the quality of the forward data and thus the resultant images. Here, we aim to determine how the array size and thus the mutual coupling could impact on the forward data. The forward problems of different array configurations are studied and evaluated via full-wave numerical simulations, and found that small arrays with stronger coupling are preferred. © 2013 IEEE.

inverse scattering

mutual coupling

microwave tomography

microwave breast imaging

ultra wideband imaging

Author

H. Lui

University of Queensland

Andreas Fhager

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

Mikael Persson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

2013 3rd Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2013; Seoul; South Korea; 5 November 2013 through 8 November 2013

1188-1190

Subject Categories

Signal Processing

DOI

10.1109/APMC.2013.6695065

ISBN

978-147991474-6

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