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A 2D simple attenuation model for EM waves in human tissues: Comparison with a FDTD 3D simulator for UWB medical radar

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2 Author(s)
Varotto, G. ; IAI Dept., Univ. of Appl. Sci. Western Switzerland, Yverdon les Bains ; Staderini, E.M.

This paper describes a simple 2D model for the propagation of electro-magnetic (EM) pulses in human tissues. To assess the reliability of using this model for fast attenuation evaluation of UWB radar pulses in the body, the model is compared with a well known 3D FDTD numeric simulator using a simple multilayer geometry. Results from the 2D model were found in full accordance with the 3D one, allowing making a few considerations over the expected attenuation of UWB return echoes coming from the inner tissue interfaces in a typical medical UWB radar application.

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Ultra-Wideband, 2008. ICUWB 2008. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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10-12 Sept. 2008