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Title: Conductivity and permittivity measurements of children and adult’s hands covering mobile communications frequency bands
Authors: Panagamuwa, C.J.
Howells, Ian
Whittow, W.G.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © The Electromagnetics Academy.
Citation: PANAGAMUWA, C.J., HOWELLS, I. and WHITTOW, W.G., 2013. Conductivity and permittivity measurements of children and adult’s hands covering mobile communications frequency bands. IN: PIERS 2013: Proceedings of the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, 12th-15th August 2013, Stockholm, Sweden. Cambridge, MA: The Electromagnetics Academy, pp. 810-814.
Abstract: This paper investigates the use of a simple open-ended coaxial line probe for measuring in vivo the relative permittivity and conductivity of human hands at microwave frequencies. In particular, we investigate how these properties are affected by the force with which the probe is pushed into the skin and the time over which the probe is in contact with the skin. Results show these two variables have a large influence on the measured results. We identify a suitable test procedure for use on a large scale volunteer study and present initial relative permittivity and conductivity results from more than 150 volunteers, ranging from ages 11 to 65.
Description: The conference paper, Chinthana J. Panagamuwa, Ian Howells, and William Whittow, Conductivity and Permittivity Measurements of Children and Adult's Hands Covering Mobile Communications Frequency, PIERS Proceedings, 810 - 814, Stockholm, August 12-15, 2013, is reproduced here courtesy of The Electromagnetics Academy.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15817
Publisher Link: http://piers.org/piersproceedings/piers2013StockholmProc.php
ISBN: 9781934142264
ISSN: 1559-9450
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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