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A metamaterial-inspired handset antenna with the SAR reduction

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9 Author(s)
Sungtek Kahng ; Dept. of Information and Telecommunication Eng., University of Incheon, Songdo-dong, Yonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea ; Kyungseok Kahng ; Dajeong Eom ; Boram Lee
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A method to reduce the specific absorption rate(SAR) of the antenna for WiMAX mobile communication is proposed in this paper. The SAR reduction is achieved by miniaturizing the physical size of the antenna for the given resonance frequency by devising a metamaterial-inspired radiator much smaller than the quarter-guided wavelength appearing in the conventional planar inverted F antenna(PIFA) or modified monopole antenna. The proposed antenna is placed near the head-phantom and its SAR is evaluated by the full-wave simulations(SEMCAD X), where the metamaterial-inspired antenna is shown to have the lower value than a modified monopole as the reference in terms of the SAR.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on

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6-10 Aug. 2012