Dosimetric research is often limited by phenomenological analyses and assumptions rather than rigorous scientific methods and analyses to determine the basic coupling mechanism between the incident electromagnetic field and the biological body. Understanding the underlying physics, however, is a precondition to derive complete solutions for real-world problems (e.g., assessing the health risk of body-mounted or hand-held transmitters and developing technically and scientifically sound procedures for demonstrating compliance). Investigations of the coupling of the human body to far-field sources already began in the late 1970s. Determining the coupling mechanisms for sources operating close to the human body has been one of our main research focuses.
Selected Past Achievements
The following basic coupling mechanisms were successfully derived: