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
|Publication Date:||1 October 2017|
This part of IEC/IEEE 62704 defines the methodology for the application of the finitedifference 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.
NOTE Cubical averaging volumes are applied in all current experimental standards for the assessment of the peak spatial-average SAR (psSAR) and recommended by ,  and . Other averaging volumes have been proposed, for example, in , and may be included in future revisions of this document.
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)  or in IEEE Std C95.1 .