The effects of frequency, polarization, direction and metallic objects on the SAR values in a human head model for plane wave exposure (500-2500 MHZ)

Yelkenci T., Paker S.

FREQUENZ, vol.60, pp.215-219, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/freq.2006.60.11-12.215
  • Journal Name: FREQUENZ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-219
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the effects of different radiation characteristics on the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) values induced within a 2mm resolution, anatomically detailed, realistic model of human head by including a metallic spectacle frame and metallic tooth caps. The head is illuminated by a plane wave source with seven different frequencies from 500MHz to 2500MHz, with five different incident directions and three polarizations. The electromagnetic (EM) fields are computed using the Finite-Difference-Time-Domain (FDTD) method. The calculated local SAR values are averaged over 1 g and 10g tissues as proposed by IEEE standards. It is shown that, the existence of a metallic spectacle frame causes an increase in the SAR values. However, the results indicate that, metallic tooth caps have negligible influence on the SAR values.