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The effect of antenna polarization and body morphology on the measurement uncertainty of a wearable multi-band distributed exposure meter

Aminzadeh, R. Thielens and A. Agneessens, S. Van Torre and P. Van den Bossche, M. Dongus and S. Eeftens, M. Huss and A. Vermeulen, R. de Seze and R. Mazet, P. Cardis and E. Rogier, H. Röösli and M. Martens, L. Joseph. (2018) The effect of antenna polarization and body morphology on the measurement uncertainty of a wearable multi-band distributed exposure meter. Annals of Telecommunications, 74 (1-2). pp. 67-77.

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Abstract

This paper studies the effect of antenna polarization on measurement uncertainty of a multi-band body-worn distributed exposure meter (BWDM). The BWDM is a device for assessing electromagnetic fields in real environments accurately. The BWDM consists of 8 nodes and is calibrated on the body for simultaneous measurement of the incident power density in four frequency bands. Each node contains an antenna that can have two potential antenna polarizations.The BWDM is calibrated on four human subjects in an anechoic chamber to determine its measurement uncertainty in terms of 68% confidence interval (CI68) of the on-body antenna aperture. The results show that using a fixed polarization of the antennas on body can lead to a different CI68 up to maximum 4.9 dB when worn by another person which is still 9.6 dB lower than the measurement uncertainty of commercial exposure meters.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Environmental Exposures and Health > Physical Hazards and Health (Röösli)
UniBasel Contributors:Dongus, Stefan and Eeftens, Marloes and Röösli, Martin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0003-4347
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:05 Mar 2019 08:27
Deposited On:31 Jan 2019 14:20

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