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Abstract #0645

Experimental implementation of test-field diversity method for RF-induced heating assessment of medical implants

Earl Zastrow1, Aiping Yao1,2, and Niels Kuster1,2

1IT'IS Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, 2ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

We summarize the experimental implementation of test-field diversity (TFD) method for radiated immunity testing of medical implants. The TFD method is used to provide a diverse and well-characterized incident conditions to the implant during radiated immunity test. As an illustrative example, the TFD is used for in vitro validation of a Tier 3 model that describes RF-induced heating of a commercial medical implant at 64 MHz. Results shown a dynamic range of 10 dB for the tip deposited power can be obtained experimentally. The experimental instrumentation and the practical considerations of the method are discussed.

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