Electromagnetic Fields at the Surface of Human-Body Cylinders

Nikolaj Peter Iversen Kammersgaard, Søren H. Kvist, Jesper Thaysen, Kaj Bjarne Jakobsen

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The electromagnetic fields around an infinitely long cylinder with different material parameters are analyzed. The cylinder is modeled as muscle, skin, fat, and perfect electric conductor respectively. The cylinder is illuminated by a plane wave incident from different angles and with both transverse electric and transverse magnetic polarization. The results show that the material assumption when modeling the human body as a homogeneous material is very important. Furthermore, it is shown that one assumption might lead to higher fields for a specific polarization, angle of incidence and frequency, but that does not translate to similar relative performance at another polarization, angle of incidence, and frequency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Workshop on Antenna Technology
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0267-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Workshop on Antenna Technology - Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, FL, United States
Duration: 29 Feb 20162 Mar 2016


Conference2016 International Workshop on Antenna Technology
CountryUnited States
City Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, FL
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