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Antipodal Vivaldi Antennas for Microwave Imaging of Construction Materials and Structures

  • Mahdi Moosazadeh

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Introduction

The research described here develops and applies novel, ultra-wideband (UWB) antipodal Vivaldi antennas for high-resolution detection of defects and damages in composite construction materials and structures using their microwave and millimeter wave imaging. The author examines the challenges of applying the UWB microwave technique in that the technique is dependent on the operating frequency used for the specified material under test. In this context, the objectives of this research volume include, but are not limited to, development of a small UWB antenna at frequency range from 5 GHz - 50 GHz for microwave and millimeter wave imaging of wide range of low loss construction materials, design of a small UWB antenna operating for microwave and millimeter wave imaging of low loss and high loss materials for the purpose of detection of surface damages of concrete under low loss materials, and development of a UWB antenna at frequency range from 2 GHz - 27 GHz for microwave imaging of low loss and high loss materials such as concrete structures and layered structures for the purpose of detection of cavities inside concrete.
  • Introduces a novel sketch of antipodal Vivaldi antennas with dielectric lenses;
  • Tests workability of the designed antennas for different specimens of construction materials and structures;
  • Considers capability of the designed antennas to detect different targets inside construction materials and structures.  

Keywords

Antipodal Vivaldi Antennas Microwave Imaging of Construction Materials Microwave Imaging of Structures Applications of microwave imaging Spot measurement techniques Antenna configuration Periodic slit edge technique Experimental microwave imaging Miniaturised antipodal Vivaldi antenna

Authors and affiliations

  • Mahdi Moosazadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Infrastructure Engineering, School of Computing, Engineering and MathematicsWestern Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05566-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05565-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05566-0
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