Specifies measurement protocols and test procedures for the reproducible
measurement of the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (psSAR) induced inside a simplified model of a
human head or body by radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices, with a specified measurement uncertainty.
Requirements are provided for psSAR assessment using vector measurement-based systems. Such systems
determine the psSAR by three-dimensional (3D) field reconstruction within the volume of interest in accordance
with the requirements herein for the measurement system, calibration, uncertainty assessment and validation
methods. The protocols and procedures apply for the psSAR assessments covering a significant majority of
people including children during use of wireless communication devices operated in close proximity to a human
head or body.
This document is applicable to wireless communication devices intended to be used at a position near the human
head or body at distances up to and including 200 mm. This document may be employed to evaluate SAR
compliance of different types of wireless communication devices used next to the ear, in front of the face,
mounted on the body, combined with other RF-transmitting or non-transmitting devices or accessories (e.g. beltclip), or embedded in garments. The overall applicable frequency range is 600 MHz to 6 GHz.
The system validation procedures provided within this document cover frequencies from 600 MHz to 6 GHz.
With a vector measurement-based system, this document may be employed to evaluate SAR compliance of
different types of wireless communication devices.
The wireless communication device categories covered include but are not limited to mobile telephones, cordless
microphones, auxiliary broadcast devices and radio transmitters in personal computers, desktop and laptop
devices, and multi-band, multi-antenna, and push-to-talk devices.