By Topic

Antenna Proximity Effects for Talk and Data Modes in Mobile Phones

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Pelosi, M. ; Dept. of Electron. Syst., Aalborg Univ., Aalborg, Denmark ; Franek, O. ; Knudsen, M.B. ; Pedersen, G.F.
more authors

Based on a recent study of the ways a phone is held (a grip study), CAD models of the human hand have been generated, and antenna proximity effects for both talk and data modes in mobile phones have been investigated using an FDTD code. The simulation results showed that the hand, and especially the index finger, exhibited a major contribution in determining the total loss when compared to the upper torso alone. The influence of the position of the fingers on the handset was found to be more important when close to the antenna. The palm-handset gap and the index-finger location were the main factors for both absorption and mismatch loss. Different data-mode hand phantoms and configurations were investigated, showing that both “overlapped” and “interlaced” grip styles similarly influenced the antenna's communication performance.

Published in:

Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 3 )