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Analysis of Microwave-Induced Thermoacoustic Signal Generation Using Computer Simulation

  • Dewantari, Aulia (School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University) ;
  • Jeon, Se-Yeon (School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Seok (School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University) ;
  • Nikitin, Konstantin (School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University) ;
  • Ka, Min-Ho (School of Integrated Technology, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University)
  • Received : 2015.06.22
  • Accepted : 2015.11.03
  • Published : 2016.01.31

Abstract

Computer simulations were conducted to demonstrate the generation of microwave-induced thermoacoustic signal. The simulations began with modelling an object with a biological tissue characteristic and irradiating it with a microwave pulse. The time-varying heating function data at every particular point on the illuminated object were obtained from absorbed electric field data from the simulation result. The thermoacoustic signal received at a point transducer at a particular distance from the object was generated by applying heating function data to the thermoacoustic equation. These simulations can be used as a foundation for understanding how thermoacoustic signal is generated and can be applied as a basis for thermoacoustic imaging simulations and experiments in future research.

Keywords

Computer Simulation;Heating Function;Microwave-Induced;Thermoacoustic

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion

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