Human Dielectric Equivalent Model

Iowa State University ECPE Senior Design


Making a phantom that replicates the human body's electrical properties.


Honeywell needs a way to test new RF electronics on a model that simulates the dielectric properties of the human body. Information security is a big concern which is why the transmitted information needs to travel through the body instead of being openly transmitted. The Client is looking to expand beyond the limited scope of possible human testing through the use of a physical equivalent. There is not an industry standard for the frequency bands used, so the model would have to be accurate over a large range of frequencies or specific models would have to be used for specific frequencies.