Numerical computation of the em coupling between a circular loop antenna and a full-scale human-body model

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This paper presents numerical computation of the electromagnetic (EM) coupling between circular loop antennas and a full-scale human-body model. The loop antenna can be x-, y-, or z-oriented. Coupled integral equations (CIE's) and the method of moments (MoM) are employed to numerically solve this antenna-body-coupling problem. Numerical results of the antenna radiation characteristics influenced by the human body and the body-absorption rate from 50 to 400 MHz are presented. The applications of this study include assessment of a radiofrequency (RF) dose from a loop antenna and the body effect on the performance of the loop antenna used in personal communication devices such as radio pagers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1516-1520
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number10 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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