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Study of Human Exposure Using Kriging Method

By Ourouk Jawad, David Lautru, Aziz Benlarbi-Delai, Jean Michel Dricot, and Philippe De Doncker
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 61, 241-252, 2014


This paper develops the kriging method to calculate the whole body Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for any angle of incidence of a plane wave on any body model using a minimum number of Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulations. Practical application of this method is to study people's exposure. Thanks to kriging method, it will enable to answer to the challenge of studying the exposure in a realistic environment. This approach develops a new tool in order to improve the field of stochastic dosimetry. The kriging method is applied to a girl body model in order to determine the variogram model, then this model is validated on a boy body model. Thanks to only 40 numerical SAR values, kriging method enables to estimate any SAR value with a mean relative error under 3%.


Ourouk Jawad, David Lautru, Aziz Benlarbi-Delai, Jean Michel Dricot, and Philippe De Doncker, "Study of Human Exposure Using Kriging Method," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 61, 241-252, 2014.


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