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Title: Use of a block hand phantom for mobile phone specific absorption rate measurements
Authors: Panagamuwa, C.J.
Howells, Ian
Kotb, Amir
Keywords: User hand
CTIA hand phantom
SAR compliance testing
Mobile phone
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: PANAGAMUWA, C.J. ... et al., 2013. Use of a block hand phantom for mobile phone specific absorption rate measurements. IN: 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-12 April 2013, pp. 911 - 914.
Abstract: Recent studies have shown when using a mobile phone in the talk position, the spatially averaged Specific Absorption Rate (psSAR) inside the head may increase due to the hand. As a result, the use of an anatomically correct hand phantom has already been proposed for psSAR compliance testing. This paper investigates an alternate solution which is more flexible and easier to implement. We test the hypothesis that a dielectric slab placed at the back of the phone during psSAR measurements may provide an acceptable conservative estimate. Measurements conducted on thirteen phones show that different size dielectric slabs can increase the psSAR but may not be representative of the large variations caused by a real hand.
Description: This is a conference paper [© 2013 IEEE]. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15670
Publisher Link: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6546415
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2187-7
ISSN: 2164-3342
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