Investigation on Electromagnetic Properties of PLA/Carbon/Copper Antennas for Breast Cancer Detection

  • Emine Avşar Aydin Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Balcalı Mh., Sarıçam/Adana, 01250, Turkey.
  • Ahmet Refah Torun Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Balcalı Mh., Sarıçam/Adana, 01250, Turkey.
Keywords: Gain, Impedance Matching, Microwave Antenna Arrays, Microwave Imaging, Tumor


Breast cancer is the most common cancer of women in the globe. Microwave imaging has low power and longer wavelength signals to receive information about breast tissues and guarantees a safer and more accurate modality for regular breast control. So, the antenna is a crucial element in the microwave imaging system. This study involves analysis of the simulation results of the linear and planar microstrip array antennas in terms of high gain. In the series antenna design stage, the antenna models with high gain and directional radiation are aimed. 1x4 and 2x2 array antenna models are prepared with PLA/Carbon insulating material. Array antennas, three-dimensional full-wave electromagnetic structure analysis are designed using the CST (Computer Simulation Technology) Microwave Studio program. In the design phase, the transmission line losses of the array antennas are tried to be optimized by using T-junction and Wilkinson power divider techniques and impedance matching is realized. Also, the redundant areas in the turns are removed to minimize the undesirable reflections in the transmission line and to reduce the capacitive loading. Since the 1x4 array antenna performs better than the 2x2 array antenna, it was preferred for breast cancer simulation.


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How to Cite
Avşar Aydin, E., & Refah Torun, A. (2021). Investigation on Electromagnetic Properties of PLA/Carbon/Copper Antennas for Breast Cancer Detection. Majlesi Journal of Telecommunication Devices, 10(1), 1-7. Retrieved from