Articles | Volume 5
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 189–195, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-189-2007
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 189–195, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-189-2007

  13 Jun 2007

13 Jun 2007

Radiation characteristics of a coaxial waveguide with eccentric inner conductor for application in hyperthermia and microwave reflex therapy

R. Herschmann1,2 and O. Büchel3 R. Herschmann and O. Büchel
  • 1Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Radiofrequency and Microwave Engineering, Appelstraße 9a, 30167 Hannover, Germany
  • 2Smart Devices GmbH & Co. KG, Schönebecker Allee 2, 30823 Garbsen, Germany
  • 3Fuba Automotive GmbH & Co. KG, Tec Center, 31162 Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany

Abstract. This paper examines the radiation characteristics of a contact emitter conceived for application in hyperthermia and microwave reflex therapy. It is important to analyse the distribution of power density in the near field area, as the radiator's therapeutic sphere of activity is localized here. The contact emitter is a coaxial radiator with an eccentric course of the inner conductor. According to Huygens principle, a theoretical view of the near field radiation characteristics is made by determining the equivalent current densities in the emitter aperture. It is shown that by an eccentric shift of the inner conductor, an almost isotropic near field radiation pattern and power density can be achieved. For this, the electromagnetic field in the emitter aperture is determined by using a Bipolar coordinate system. This calculation considers only the fundamental TEM mode of the contact emitter. Besides the theoretical results near and far fields are simulated using the programme system Ansoft HFSS.

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