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    TC 34 Chair: Dr. Teruo Onishi
    TC 34 Vice-chair: Dr. Mark Douglas
    TC 34 SC1 Chair: Dr. Mark Douglas
    TC 34 SC1 IEEE/IEC JWG12, PD measurement (63195-1): Kai Niskala & Dr. Teruo Onishi
    TC 34 SC1 IEEE/IEC JWG13, SAR measurement (Maintenance of IEEE/IEC 62209-1528):Jafar Keshvari & Sami Gabriel
    TC 34 SC1 IEEE/IEC JMT 62209-3, Vector SAR measurement (Maintenance of IEC 62209-3):Jafar Keshvari & Mathias Meier
    TC 34 SC1 IEEE/IEC P63184, WPT Assessment:Akihiko Nojima
    TC 34 SC2 Chair: Dr. Jafar Keshvari
    TC 34 SC2 IEEE/IEC JMT62704-1, General FDTD method for SAR: Dr. Andreas Christ
    TC 34 SC2 IEEE/IEC JMT62704-2, Vehicle Mounted Antennas: Dr. Giorgi Bit-Babik
    TC 34 SC2 IEEE/IEC JMT62704-3, Wireless Communication Devices: Dr. Vikass Monebhurrun
    TC 34 SC2 IEEE/IEC JMT62704-4, General FEM method for SAR: Dr. Andreas Christ & Alexander Prokop
    TC 34 SC2 IEEE/IEC JWG11, Power Density (63195-2): Dr. Andreas Christ & John Roman

    Subcommittee 1: Experimental Techniques

    The purpose of this sub-committee is to develop protocols for the measurement for EMF exposure assessment in simplified models of the head and body of users of radio transceivers used for wireless services. It applies to contemporary and future devices with the same operational characteristics as contemporary devices that operate up to 300 GHz frequency range and provides a conservative estimate of exposure levels representative of that which would be expected to occur in a significant majority of persons during normal use of these devices, but which may not be the absolute maximum value that could possibly occur under every conceivable combination of size and shape of the body, device orientation, and spacing relative to the body.

    Subcommittee 1 was established in February 1997. The scope of Subcommittee 1 covers a variety of devices. It initially focused on a recommended practice devoted exclusively to handsets used for personal wireless communication services. The first IEEE 1528 standard (IEEE Std 1528TM-2003) specifies protocols for the measurement of the peak spatial-average SAR in the head of users of certain hand-held radio transceivers that are used for personal wireless communications, operate in the 300 MHz – 3 GHz frequency range, and are intended to be operated while held against the ear.

    Recently wireless technologies have been widespread and additionally used other than hand held devices up to 300 GHz. IoT, 5G communication systems, and Wireless power transfer (WPT) are typical cases. Subcommittee 1 covers all of the measurement methods to show comply with basic restrictions and reference levels. Most WGs under subcommittee 1 are carried out as joint activities with IEC TC106.


    Subcommittee 2: Numerical Standards

    The purpose of these standards is to specify numerical techniques and standardized anatomical models used for determining the spatial peak specific absorption rates (SAR) and power density (PD) for the human body of users of wireless communication devices. SAR is determined by applying Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) or Finite element techniques to simulate the field conditions produced by wireless devices in anatomically correct models of the human anatomy. Intended users of this practice will be (but will not be limited to) wireless communication device manufacturers and wireless service providers that are required to certify that their products comply with the applicable SAR or PD limits and government regulations.

    All of WGs under subcommittee 2 are carried out as joint activities with IEC TC106


    Published standards

    Table 1. IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety: TC34 standards

    Technical Committee Subcommittees Standards Titles
    TC34SC1 (Measurement Techniques) IEEE/IEC 62209-1528:2020'Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-worn wireless communication devices - Human models instrumentation and procedures (Frequency range of 4 MHz to 10 GHz)'
    1528.7-2020'IEEE Guide for EMF Exposure Assessment of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies and Devices'
    IEEE/IEC 63195-1 (in progress)'Draft: Assessment of power density of human exposure to radio frequency fields from wireless devices in close proximity to the head and body (Frequency range of 6 GHz to 300 GHz) - Part 1: Measurement procedure'
    TC34SC2 (Numerical Techniques)IEEE/IEC 62704-1:2017'Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communications devices 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 1: General requirements for using the finite difference time-domain (FDTD) method for SAR calculations'
    IEEE/IEC62704-2:2017'Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communications devices 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 2: Specific requirements for finite difference time domain (FDTD) modelling of exposure from vehicle mounted antennas'
    IEEE/IEC 62704-3:2017'Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communications device 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 3: Specific requirements for using the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method for SAR calculations of mobile phones'
    IEEE/IEC 62704-4:2020'Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communication devices 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 4: General requirements for using the finite element method for SAR calculations'
    IEEE/IEC 63195-2 (in progress)'Draft: Assessment of power density of human exposure to radio frequency fields from wireless devices in close proximity to the head and body (Frequency range of 6 GHz to 300 GHz) - Part 2: Computational procedure'