A Wideband Smart EMF Detector for Mobile Devices


Department of Electrical Engineering, Özyeğin University, Analog Labs, İstanbul, Türkiye

ELECTRICA 2021; 21: 115-120
DOI: 10.5152/electrica.2020.20056
Read: 517 Downloads: 163 Published: 28 September 2020

A wideband electromagnetic field (EMF) sensor system is introduced in this study. This small form factor, low-cost system is intended for use with smart mobile devices and can precisely measure the imminent field strength through the combination of a wideband omnidirectional receive antenna, RF, and audio mixing front-end as well as signal processing algorithm in the mobile unit. A detection dynamic range of 30 dB is shifted toward the high-field intensity regimes to enable its use as a hazardous EM field detector. The total diameter of the device was 13 cm with a cylindrical thickness of 1.6 mm (standard FR4), and it can interface with the audio port of any mobile device including cell-phones or tablets. Field strengths in the range of 5 V/m–50 V/m can be detected in approximately by 10 MHz–3 GHz RF transmission bands.

Cite this article as: Tekin A. A Wideband Smart EMF Detector for Mobile Devices. Electrica, 2021; 21(1): 115-120.

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