Conference Paper

Enhancement of the Focusing Properties of a Passive Radiometry Imaging System: A Theoretical Electromagnetic Study

Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Athens
DOI: 10.1109/ICEAA.2007.4387480 Conference: Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, 2007. ICEAA 2007. International Conference on
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ABSTRACT A non-invasive imaging system, consisting of an ellipsoidal conductive cavity and radiometric receivers, designed and constructed in our laboratory the past few years is restudied. A means for further improvement of the ellipsoidal reflector's focusing properties thus its performance is herein investigated. The main differentiating factor of our new approach is that the receiving antenna is more realistically modelled and also covered by two layers of different dielectric properties. The present paper provides details on the electromagnetic theoretical analysis of the problem and presents numerical results for the electric field distribution inside the head model, using two main operating frequencies, namely 0.5GHz and 1.5GHz for four distinct cases. The focusing optimization of the system in terms of spatial accuracy and penetration depth is assessed while the method and results are also separately validated.

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    ABSTRACT: A non-invasive imaging system, consisting of an ellipsoidal conductive cavity and radiometric receivers, designed and constructed in our laboratory the past few years is restudied. In order to enhance the system's focusing properties thus its performance, the head is covered by a dielectric matching layer while the receiving antenna is more realistically modelled and also covered by two layers of dielectric properties similar to those of the head. The electric field distribution inside the head is calculated for two frequencies and for matching layers of different dielectric properties and thicknesses, through a theoretical electromagnetic analysis using a Green's function technique. Sensitivity of the system focusing properties is observed when the head or the source center is moved away from the system's geometrical focal areas.
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