A coplanar vivaldi antenna design with improved frequency response for microwave breast imaging


Uyanık C. , Ertay A. O. , Doğu S. , Akduman İ. , ŞAHİNTÜRK H.

2016 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications, CAMA 2016, New-York, United States Of America, 23 - 27 October 2016 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cama.2016.7815801
  • City: New-York
  • Country: United States Of America

Abstract

The main goal of this work is to present a planar director added coplanar Vivaldi antenna with improved impedance bandwidth, directivity for microwave breast imaging applications. Three stage design procedure is proposed to enhance the directivity and impedance bandwidth. Proposed antenna operates from 1.3GHz to 7.09GHz which fractional bandwidth is over 138%. The directivity of the proposed antenna is relatively enhanced at higher frequencies. The designed antenna structure has 64×70×1.6 mm3 dimensions and suitable for microwave imaging applications.