A novel simplified mathematical model for antennas used in medical imaging applications

Michael Fernando, Michael Elsdon, Krishna Busawon, Dave Smith

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In this paper a new technique is proposed to model the current across a monopole antenna and thereby the radiation fields of the antenna can be calculated. Generally, the Method of Moments (MOM) technique is used for this purpose whereby the integral equations are discretised to find the fields of an antenna. The proposed model requires only the knowledge of three parameters (Initial Current I0, Damping coefficient a and the radial parameter ?) and hence considerably reduces the computational time and space as its results do not depend on the number of functions involved. The new technique is also developed to take account of the conductivity property of the surrounding medium. Hence this technique can be used in field prediction for antennas employed in medical imaging applications. Initial results obtained from the new technique show good correlation in comparison with the MOM technique.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWorkshop on Electromagnetic Inverse Problems - University of Manchester, Manchester
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


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