Specific absorption rate calculations using finite difference time domain method


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2004

Student: İBRAHİM TÜRER

Supervisor: MUSTAFA KUZUOĞLU

Abstract:

This thesis investigates the problem of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with human tissues. A Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) code has been developed to model a cellular phone radiating in the presence of a human head. In order to implement the code, FDTD difference equations have been solved in a computational domain truncated by a Perfectly Matched Layer (PML). Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) calculations have been carried out to study safety issues in mobile communication.