Terahertz signal propagation analysis inside the human skin

Aya F. Abdelaziz, Qammer H. Abbasi, K. Yang, Khalid Qaraqe, Yang Hao, A. Alomainy

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Abstract

The paper presents an initial study of analyzing the propagation of electromagnetic waves at terahertz frequencies inside the human skin tissues in the frequency range 0.8-1.2 THz. The skin model is represented by three layers: stratum corneum (SC), epidermis, and dermis, and the effect of the presence of sweat ducts is also studied. The path loss resulting from the signal propagation between a transmitting antenna, located at the epidermis layer, and a receiving antenna, located at the dermis layer, is analyzed for different distances and different frequencies, in addition to changing the number of sweat ducts. Results show that the path loss through the skin tissues depends on the distance between the transmitter and the receiver, the frequency used, and the number of sweat ducts as the path loss decreases by approximately 1 dB for increasing the number of sweat duct from one duct to two ducts. Moreover, the path loss is statistically studied and its distribution is approximately Gaussian.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages15-19
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period19/10/1521/10/15

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Ducts
Skin
Tissue
Receiving antennas
Electromagnetic waves
Transmitters
Antennas

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  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Abdelaziz, A. F., Abbasi, Q. H., Yang, K., Qaraqe, K., Hao, Y., & Alomainy, A. (2015). Terahertz signal propagation analysis inside the human skin. In 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015 (pp. 15-19). [7347935] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347935

Terahertz signal propagation analysis inside the human skin. / Abdelaziz, Aya F.; Abbasi, Qammer H.; Yang, K.; Qaraqe, Khalid; Hao, Yang; Alomainy, A.

2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 15-19 7347935.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdelaziz, AF, Abbasi, QH, Yang, K, Qaraqe, K, Hao, Y & Alomainy, A 2015, Terahertz signal propagation analysis inside the human skin. in 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015., 7347935, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 15-19, 11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19/10/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347935
Abdelaziz AF, Abbasi QH, Yang K, Qaraqe K, Hao Y, Alomainy A. Terahertz signal propagation analysis inside the human skin. In 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 15-19. 7347935 https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2015.7347935
Abdelaziz, Aya F. ; Abbasi, Qammer H. ; Yang, K. ; Qaraqe, Khalid ; Hao, Yang ; Alomainy, A. / Terahertz signal propagation analysis inside the human skin. 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 15-19
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