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OVERVIEW

EM PHANTOMS

Whole body phantom

What are EM Phantoms?

EM Phantoms are physical models of the human body that accurately reproduce the effect of the body on electromagnetic radiation. SPEAG's whole and partial body EM phantoms represent humans in term of dielectric properties in a wide range of frequencies from <10MHz to >100 GHz. They enable reproducible and consistent Over-the-Air (OTA) evaluation of wireless devices operating in the proximity of the body. 

 

Applications

5G OTA applications up to 110 GHz

Certification of mobile phone devices according to the CTIA OTA certification standards

Performance evaluation of body area networks and body-worn and wearable devices such as hearing aids, Bluetooth headsets, smart glasses, smart watches, and smart clothing

Drive/Field testing of mobile phones under actual network conditions

Inside laboratory GPS testing using phantoms with realistic arm and leg movements, e.g., walking and jogging

Performance assessment of medical devices with in- or on-body transmitters, wireless physiological sensors, and fitness monitoring devices

Standard Compatibility

SPEAG's unique silicone-carbon-based recipe is fully compliant with hand definitions of CTIA OTA certification standard "Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance", Revision 3.8.1 (October 2018)

Low-loss shells defining head and torso phantoms are fully compliant with CTIA OTA certification standard "Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance", Revision 3.8.1 (October 2018)

Broad-band body- and head-simulating gel/liquid filling is fully compliant with head and body definitions in CTIA OTA certification standard and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guide "FCC KDB 865664" for measurement of specific absorption rate (SAR) 

Whole-Body Phantom

SPEAG's whole-body phantom POPEYE10 enables performance evaluations of body-worn and wearable devices and body area networks in any realistic posture. It comes with a robust and easy posture adjustment mechanism and a low-radiofrequency-loss STAND-P10 for accurate positioning and transportation

Partial-Body Phantoms

SPEAG's wide range of partial-body phantoms enable evaluation of antenna performance for hand-held and wrist-worn devices, as well as devices worn on or in the ear, nose, eyes, and other parts of the body. High-end low-loss fixtures enable accurate and repeatable positioning of the device-under-test in test position

Customized Phantoms

SPEAG offers device-specific phantoms with customized hand grips, postures, anatomies, and dielectric properties.

Together with our research partner IT'IS Foundation, we offer customized solutions for testing of in- and on-body medical devices and physiological sensors with phantoms having relevant tissues and organs. Homogeneous, layered, multi-tissue, and multi-organ phantoms in generic and anatomical forms filled with a wide range of tissue-simulating media for use over an extended frequency range are available on request. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of head and torso phantoms with realistic dielectric loads are also possible. Tissue simulating media with tissue realistic TS1 and TS2 are under development.