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The electromagnetic-thermal analysis of human exposure to radio base station antennas

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2 Author(s)
Poljak, D. ; Dept. of Electron., Univ. of Split, Croatia ; Kovac, N.

Electromagnetic-thermal analysis of the human body exposed to base station antenna radiation is presented in this work. The formulation of the problem is based on a simplified cylindrical representation of the human body. Electromagnetic part of the analysis involves incident and internal field dosimetry, while the thermal model deals with the bio-heat transfer processes in the body. The electric field induced in the body is determined from the axial current induced in the body. This current distribution along the body is obtained by solving the Pocklington integral equation for a thick cylinder. The Pocklington integral equation is solved numerically via the Galerkin-Bubnov boundary element method (GB-BEM). Once the internal electric field and related total absorbed power in the human body is obtained, it is possible to calculate a corresponding temperature rise in the body due to the GSM exposure. This temperature rise is determined by solving the bio-heat transfer equation.

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Applied Electromagnetics and Communications, 2003. ICECom 2003. 17th International Conference on

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1-3 Oct. 2003