Validity of PEC Approximation for On-Body Propagation

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

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Many articles on on-body propagation assumes that the human body can be approximated by a perfect electric conductor (PEC) instead of the actual constitutive parameters of the human body, which is that of a lossy dielectric. This assumption is investigated in this article through comparison of the scattering of a plane wave at oblique incidence by a PEC and a lossy dielectric cylinder. The investigation shows that the validity of the assumption depends on the polarization of the plane wave, the angle of incidence, and the region of interest.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EuCAP 2016
Number of pages4
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10


Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

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Kammersgaard, N. P. I., Kvist, S. H., Thaysen, J., & Jakobsen, K. B. (2016). Validity of PEC Approximation for On-Body Propagation. In Proceedings of EuCAP 2016 IEEE.