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A microwave radiometer system for use in biomedical applications.

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dc.contributor.advisor Jean, B. Randall.
dc.contributor.author Ballew, Laura R.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4956
dc.description.abstract The biomedical industry is a rapidly growing sector and demands are increasing for the production of safe and noninvasive technologies. With the current surge of diabetes, a very desirable application for these technologies is a non-invasive monitor for blood glucose level. Recently, microwave sensing has offered hope for safer diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. One specific sensing technique involves a microwave radiometer, which provides a purely passive measurement of naturally emitted electromagnetic radiation from material objects. A highly sensitive receiver, the radiometer can detect radiation for the purpose of obtaining useful information about a particular object, thus providing a safe tool for the biomedical industry. This thesis outlines the microwave properties of radiometry and presents the design of a microwave radiometer aimed at biomedical applications. Experimental results demonstrate the applicability and repeatability of the device, as well as its performance as a biomedical sensor. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Radiometers -- Design and construction. en
dc.subject Microwave detectors -- Design and construction. en
dc.subject Biosensors -- Design and construction. en
dc.subject Blood sugar -- Measurement. en
dc.subject Glucose -- Measurement. en
dc.title A microwave radiometer system for use in biomedical applications. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Engineering. en


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