the 2001 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Boston, MA, July 8-13, 2001
Omar M. Ramahi and Rikin Thakker
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Samir Trabelsi, and Richard B. Russell
Agricultural Research Center
Athens, GA 30604
The idea of using electromagnetic (EM) waves for detection of hidden or remote objects is perhaps as old as the discovery of Maxwell's equations. EM fields have been used successfully in remote sensing. Recently, a strong activity has emerged in mine detection where similar ideas to those used in remote sensing have been implemented. This evolution in the application of the detection or sensing potential of EM waves has recently become more relevant in medical applications; most noticeably in the detection of physiological abnormalities, especially malignant breast tumors.
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