Design of a Taper Slot Low Profile Vivaldi Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Microwave Breast Imaging Applications

Isah Danjuma, Fathi Abdussalam, Buhari Muhammad, Eya Eya, Raed Abd-Alhameed, James Noras
2017 Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology (JMEST)   unpublished
This paper presents parametric study and design of a taper slotted low profile Vivaldi antenna for ultra wide band near field microwave breast imaging applications. A phantom enclosed in a dielectric container of size 150mm*150mm*150mm at a center frequency of 2.5GHz with low dielectric constant of 9 and conductivity of 0.4. The phantom is scanned with the proposed antenna of size 62.8mm*36mm*2.82 mm at center frequency range of 1 to 4GHz. Stimulated results indicate that the proposed antenna
more » ... a good candidate for the breast imaging applications.