MAT, M.H. ... et al., 2015. Ear prosthesis evaluation: specific absorption rate levels in the head due to different angles and frequencies of electromagnetic exposure. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 29(4), pp.514-524.
This study presents a numerical analysis of the specific absorption rate in a head model exposed to electromagnetic fields when a real implant-retained prosthetic ear is attached to the side of the head. A set of dipole antennas operating at 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz were rotated to investigate the effect of frequency and polarisation. The maximum average 1 and 10 g specific absorption rates (SAR) have been presented to show the relative enhancement factor of the implant. A comparison of the mass-averaged SAR in the head with the implanted ear prosthesis shows that the 1 g SAR is doubled at 900 and 1800 MHz with different polarisations.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications on 21 Jan 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09205071.2014.1003982
This work was supported by Ministry of Education Malaysia.