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Early Access Articles, Week of 12 April 2018

 

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2018 Original Research Paper
Stochastic Dosimetry based on Low Rank Tensor Approximations for the Assessment of Children’s Exposure to WLAN Source

Emma Chiaramello, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell-Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni, Italy
Marta Parazzini, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell-Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni, Italy
Serena Fiocchi, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell-Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni, Italy
Paolo Ravazzani, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell-Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni, Italy
Joe Wiart, Head of Chaire C2M LTCI, Telecom ParisTech Universite Paris Saclay, Paris France

Subject area: Electromagnetic safety studies and regulatory compliance.

Abstract:Abstract:In this study the exposure of a female 8-years child to a WLAN access point located in an unknown position in a realistic indoor environment.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 5 April 2018

 

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2018 Original Research Paper
Local Dosimetry Applied to Wireless Power Transfer Around 10 MHz: Dependence on EM Parameters and Tissues Morphology

Mohsen Koohestani, Universite de Rennes 1, Institut d’Electronique et de Telecommunications de Rennes, France
Mauro Ettorre, Universite de Rennes 1, Institut d’Electronique et de Telecommunications de Rennes, France
Maxim Zhadobov, Universite de Rennes 1, Institut d’Electronique et de Telecommunications de Rennes, France

Subject area: Wireless power transfer The GA and take-home messages are attached.

Abstract:Abstract:In this paper, we analyze in detail the local exposure induced inside the human body by a generic non-radiative resonant wireless power transfer (WPT) system operating at 10 MHz.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 29 March 2018

 

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2018 WPT Special Issue
A Radiating Near-Field Patch Rectenna for Wireless Power Transfer to Medical Implants at 2.4 GHz

Liu Yang, Shanghai University, 34747 Shanghai, Shanghai China
Yong Jin Zhou, Shanghai University, 34747 Shanghai, Shanghai China
Chao Zhang, Shanghai University, 34747 Shanghai, Shanghai China
Xin Mi Yang, Shanghai University, 34747 Shanghai, Shanghai China
Xue-Xia Yang, Shanghai University, 34747 Shanghai, Shanghai China
Chong Tan, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, 53017 Shanghai, Shanghai China

Subject area: Antennas for communication and power transfer

Abstract:Abstract: This paper demonstrates a prototype of a self-sustained body area networks (BAN) sensor, which consists of the electrically small triple-band rectenna, the direct current (DC) energy management and storage module, the microcontroller, and the sensing and communication module.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 23 March 2018

 

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2017 APS Special Issue
A Radiating Near-Field Patch Rectenna for Wireless Power Transfer to Medical Implants at 2.4 GHz

Brock DeLong, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio United States
Asimina Kiourti, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio United States
John Volakis, Florida International University, Miami, Florida United States

Subject area: Sensor device and instrumentation utilizing electromagnetic waves

Abstract:Abstract: A radiating near-field method of recharging and activating medical implants using a 2.4 GHz rectifying patch antenna (rectenna) is designed and tested.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 9 March 2018

 

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2017 APS Special Issue
Theoretical Modeling and Analysis of Magnetic Induction Communication in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)

Negar Golestani, University of Southern California
Mahta Moghaddam, University of Southern California

Subject area: Wireless communication technologies for body-area networking

Abstract:Abstract: Wireless Body Area Network is a promising new communication technology operating at close proximity to the human body.

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2017 APS Special Issue
Electromagnetic Safety Assessment of a Cortical Implant for Vision Restoration

Pragya Kosta, Javad Paknahad, Erik Saturnino Gámez Rodríguez, & Kyle Loizos, University of Utah
Arup Roy, Neil Talbot, Scott Seidman, Proyag Datta, Rongqing Dai, Bret Pollack, & Robert Greenberg, Second Sight Medical Products Inc, California
Gianluca Lazzi, University of Southern California

Subject area: Electromagnetic safety studies and regulatory compliance

Abstract:Abstract: A cortical visual prosthetic system bypasses the components of the visual pathway, which may be damaged due to injury or disease, by directly stimulating the visual cortex; therefore, cortical visual prostheses promise the capability of restoring a form of vision to patients who cannot benefit from other types of visual neural stimulators.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 1 March 2018

 

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Performance evaluation of hyperthermia applicators to heat deep-seated brain tumors

Pegah Takook, Electrical engineering, Chalmers tekniska hogskola, 11248 Goteborg Sweden
Mikael Persson, Chalmers tekniska hogskola, 11248 Goteborg Sweden
Hana Dobsicek Trefna, Chalmers tekniska hogskola, 11248 Goteborg Sweden

Subject area: Computational methods

Abstract:Abstract: Addition of hyperthermia to modern cancer therapies is highly effective in improving the treatment outcome of deep-seated head and neck tumors.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
A Planar One-Port Microwave Microfluidic Sensor for Microliter Liquids Characterization

Xiue Bao, KU Leuven, Heverlee (Leuven) Belgium
Ilja Ocket, KU Leuven, Heverlee (Leuven) Belgium
Giovanni Crupi, University of Messina, Messina Italy

Subject area: Interaction of electromagnetic fields with biological materials at the tissue, cellular and molecular levels

Abstract:This paper describes the design, fabrication, and assessment of an on-wafer measurement platform for non-invasive quantitative characterization of small volumes of liquids over the frequency range from 500 kHz to 1 GHz.

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2017 APS Special Issue
Antenna-Impregnated Fabrics for Recumbent Height Measurement on the Go

Keren Zhu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus United States
Lisa Militello, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus United States
Asimina Kiourti, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus United States

Subject area: Interaction of electromagnetic fields with biological materials at the tissue, cellular and molecular levels

Abstract:A novel class of antenna-impregnated fabrics is proposed for wireless and unobtrusive height measurement on the go.

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2017 APS Special Issue
Theoretical Modeling and Analysis of Magnetic Induction Communication in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)

Negar Golestani, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 5116 Los Angeles, California United States
Mahta Moghaddam, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 5116 Los Angeles, California United States

Subject area: Wireless communication technologies for body-area networking

Abstract:Wireless Body Area Network is a promising new communication technology operating at close proximity to the human body.

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2017 APS Special Issue
Electromagnetic Modeling of Vital Sign Detection and Human Motion Sensing Validated by Non-Contact Radar Measurements

Farhan Quaiyum, University of Tennessee, USA
Nghia Tran, Catholic University of America, USA
Tuan Phan, Catholic University of America, USA
Paul Theilmann, MaXentric Technologies LLC, USA
Aly Fathy, University of Tennessee, USA
Ozlem Kilic, Catholic University of America, USA

Subject area: Radar for remote or noninvasive monitoring and tracking

Abstract:Technology to analyze human motion has significantly advanced in the last few years. Locomotion studies have proved useful and have been practically applicable to some gait analysis.

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2017 APS Special Issue
Accurate Fourth Order Debye Model for the Head Tissues Across the 0.1 to 1 GHz Band Using Metaheuristic Genetic Algorithm

Mohamed Manoufali, University of Queensland, Australia
Syed Akbar Raza Naqvi, University of Queensland, Australia
Amin Abbosh, University of Queensland, Australia

Subject area: Interaction of electromagnetic fields with biological materials at the tissue, cellular and molecular levels

Abstract:Over the past couple of years, there has been a growing interest in implantable medical devices (IMDs) for diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic applications.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 15 February 2018

 

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Original Research Paper
Dual-Band Skin-Adhesive Repeater Antenna for Continuous Body Signals Monitoring

Joao Felicio, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon, Portugal
Carlos A. Fernandes, Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Jorge R. Costa, DCTI, ISCTE-Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract:We present a 35-mm diameter skin-adhesive antenna intended to operate as a gateway to relay the low power signals from a sensor implanted in the body to an external base station (BS).

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Early Access Articles, Week of 8 February 2018

 

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Original Research Paper
A Novel Approach for Determining the Electromagnetic Properties of a Colloidal Fluid with Magnetic Nanoparticles for Hyperthermia Applications

Danilo Brizi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Universite di Pisa, Pisa Italy
Nunzia Fontana, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Pisa Italy
Giulio Giovannetti, Institute of Clinical Phisiology, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa Italy
Alessandra Flori, Fondazione CNR-Regione Toscana G.Monasterio, Pisa Italy
Luca Menichetti, Institute of Clinical Phisiology, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa Italy
Saer Doumett, Centro Ricerche Colorobbia, Firenze Italy
Giovanni Baldi, Centro Ricerche Colorobbia, Firenze Italy
Agostino Monorchio, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Universite di Pisa, Pisa Italy

Abstract:The paper presents a general analytical method for evaluating the magnetic properties of colloidal fluid with magnetic nanoparticles and agar through in vitro Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 1 February 2018

 

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
A First Evaluation of the Realistic Supelec-Breast Phantom

Tomas Rydholm, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Andreas Fhager, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mikael Persson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Abstract:A microwave tomographic system is used to evaluate the realistic breast phantom developed at the Supelec institute.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 4 January 2018

 

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Image Registration for Microwave Tomography of the Breast Using Priors from Non-Simultaneous Previous Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Gregory Boverman, Imaging, General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York United States
Cynthia Davis, Imaging, General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York United States
Shireen Geimer, Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire United States

Abstract:Microwave imaging is a low-cost imaging method that has shown promise for breast imaging and, in particular, neoadjuvant chemotherapy monitoring.

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Original Research
Resonant Microwave Sensors for Picoliter Liquid Characterization and Non-Destructive Detection of Single Biological Cells

Nora Meyne, Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, 38987 Hamburg, Hamburg Germany
Grischa Fuge, Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, 38987 Hamburg, Hamburg Germany
An-Ping Zeng, Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, 38987 Hamburg, Hamburg Germany

Abstract:The non-destructive characterization of small liquid volumes as well as the detection of single biological cells can lead to new insights for biomedical and biotechnological applications.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Control Device Thermal Modeling in MRI Receive Coil Q-Spoiling Circuits

Robert H. Caverly, Villanova University, Pennsylvania United States
Savannah Benbrook, Villanova University, Pennsylvania United States

Abstract:Q-spoiling circuits for detuning receive coils during high power MRI slice-select pulses protect both sensitive electronics as well as the patient from undesired high energy signals and associated heating.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Detection of African Trypanosomes using Asymmetric Double-Split Ring based THz Sensors

Mario Mueh, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Matthias Maasch, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Robert Knieb, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
H. Ulrich Goringer, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Christian Damm, Universitat Ulm, Ulm Germany

Abstract:A THz probe beam interrogates a sample slide ontaining an array of asymmetric double-split ring resonators loaded with African trypanosome cells in different media,

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Multi-Frequency Constrained SAR Focusing For Patient Specific Hyperthermia Treatment

Gennaro G. Bellizzi, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Lorenzo Crocco, National Research Council of Italy – Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment
Giada M. Battaglia, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Tommaso Isernia, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

Abstract: In hyperthermia treatments, the possibility of generating a specific absorption rate distribution peaked into the tumor and bounded elsewhere represents the main clinical need.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Data Packet Transmission through Fat Tissue for Wireless Intra-Body Network

Noor Badariah Asan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia
Carlos Pérez Penichet, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Syaiful Redzwan, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Daniel Noreland, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Emadeldeen Hassan, Umea Universitet, Umea Sweden
Anders Rydberg, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Taco J. Blokhuis, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht Netherlands
Thiemo Voigt, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Robin Augustine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden

Abstract: This work explores high data rate microwave communication through fat tissue in order to address the wide bandwidth requirements of intra-body area networks.

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IMBIOC 2017 Special Issue
Local Pulse Wave Detection using Continuous Wave Radar Systems

Christoph Will, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kilin Shi, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sven Schellenberger Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Tobias Steigleder, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Fabian Michler, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Robert Weigel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Christoph Ostgathe, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Alexander Koelpin, Brandenburg University of Technology

Abstract: The red boxes illustrate the cardiophysiological and metrological influences on the measurement signal which are researched in this paper.

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Original Research Paper
Measurement of Deep Tissue Implanted Antenna Efficiency Using a Reverberation Chamber

Yomna El-Saboni;Matthew K. Magill;Gareth A. Conway;Simon L. Cotton;William G. Scanlon

Centre for Wireless Innovation, Queen’s University Belfast

Abstract: We investigate the use of a reverberation chamber for the experimental measurement of deep implant antenna radiation efficiency.

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Early Access Articles, Week of 1 October 2017

 

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Original Research Paper
Simplified Assessment Method for Population RF Exposure Induced by a 4G Network

Yuanyuan Huang, Joe Wiart

Telecom ParisTech, Universite Paris-Saclay

Abstract: This article presents a simplified method, based on surrogate modeling, to evaluate the day-to-day global population exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) induced by a 4G network, from both uplink and downlink radio emissions in a typical urban city.

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Review Paper
Cancer Occurrences in Laboratory Rats from Exposure to RF and Microwave Radiation

James C. Lin

Abstract: Health effects of radio frequency (RF) and microwave radiation have been a subject of scientific inquiry and public interest of late because of widespread global usage of mobile communication devices by billions of people everywhere. A minute increase in health risks such as cancer from RF radiation might lead to significant consequences for health of the general public.

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Original Research Paper
Assessment of Fetal Exposure to 4G LTE Tablet in Realistic Scenarios: Effect of Position, Gestational Age and Frequency

Emma Chiaramello, Marta Parazzini, Serena Fiocchi, Paolo Ravazzani and Joe Wiart

Abstract: The continuous development of Radio-Frequency (RF) devices used in every-day life highlights the need of conducting appropriate health risk assessment due to Radio- Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF) exposure, especially for the fetal exposure in realistic scenarios.

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Review Paper
Review on Advanced Short-Range Multi-Mode Continuous-Wave Radar Architectures for Healthcare Applications

José-María Muñoz-Ferreras, Zhengyu Peng, Roberto Gómez-García and Changzhi Li

Abstract: Short-range radar systems are non-contact devices that are attracting much attention from the RF/microwave community. In particular, they are starting to be applied in healthcare contexts, ranging from hospital to indoor and outdoor environments, e.g., for monitoring of vital signs and/or tracking of human activities.

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