FDTD computation of fat layer effects on SAR distribution in a multilayered superquadric-ellipsoidal head model proximate to a dipole antenna at 900/1800 MHz

Liang Chen Kuo, Huey Ru Chuang

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Abstract

This paper presents FDTD computation of fat layer effects on the SAR distribution in a head model proximate to a dipole antenna at 900/1800MHz. The human head is modeled to be a multi-layered superquadric ellipsoid, which is flexible to model a sphere, ellipsoid, square cube, or rectangular cube. The ellipsoidal head model (with the ears) comprises 9 different tissues (if with a fat layer) of skin, cartilage, fat, muscle, bone, blood, nerve, brain, and eye-lens. A finite radius half-wavelength dipole antenna (corresponding to a length of 16.0/8.0cm at 900/1800MHz) is used for study. Three cases of the fat layer in the head model are considered: (1) without, (2) with a 2.5-mm, and (3) with a 5.0-mm thickness fat layer. It is observed that the head model with a 2.5 or 5.0-mm fat layer has almost the same SARs (for peak-SAR: about 18 mW/g at 900MHz, and 24 mW/g at 1800MHz) However, the head without a fat layer has lower SARs at 900 MHz (for peak-SAR: about 15 mW/g) at but higher SARs at 1800 MHz (for peak-SAR: about 28 mW/g) than those values of the head with a fat layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1024
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1
Event2003 IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium and USNC/CNC/URSI North American Radio Science Meeting - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: 2003 Jun 222003 Jun 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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