A procedure for computational dosimetry to verify safety standards compliance of mobile communications base stations is presented. Compared with the traditional power density method, a procedure based on more rigorous physics was devised, requiring computation or measurement of the specific absorption rate (SAR) within the biological tissue of a person at an arbitrary distance. This uses a hybrid methd of moments/finite difference time domain(MoM/FDTD) numerical method in order to determine the field or SAR distribution in complex penetrable media, without the computational penalties that would result from a wholly FDTD simulation. It is shown that the transmitted power allowed by the more precise SAR method is, in many cases, between two and five times greater than that allowed by standards implementing the power flux density method.
Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences
Abd- Alhameed, R. A., Excell, P. S., & Mangoud, M. A. (2005)'Computation of specific absorption rate in the human body due to base-station antennas using a hybrid formulation'. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 47(2), 374-381.
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Abd-Alhameed, R A.; Excell, Peter S.; and Mangoud, M A., "Computation of specific absorption rate in the human body due to base-station antennas using a hybrid formulation" (2005). Computing. Paper 19.