IEC/IEEE 62704-1:2017 

Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communications devices, 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 1: General requirements for using the finite difference time-domain (FDTD) method for SAR calculations


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IEC/IEEE 62704-1:2017(E) defines the methodology for the application of the finite-difference time domain (FDTD) technique when used for determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body exposed to wireless communication devices with known uncertainty. It defines methods to validate the numerical model of the device under test (DUT) and to assess its uncertainty when used in SAR simulations. Moreover, it defines procedures to determine the peak spatial-average SAR in a cubical volume and to validate the correct implementation of the FDTD simulation software. The applicable frequency range is 30 MHz to 6 GHz.
This document does not recommend specific SAR limits since these are found elsewhere, for example, in the guidelines published by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) [1] or in IEEE Std C95.1 [3].
Key words: Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate, Finite-Difference Time-Domain, Human Body

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2017-10-26
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 106 - Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposurerss
ICS17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
33.060.20 - Receiving and transmitting equipment
Stability date  2023
File size2627 KB

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