SAR assessment system delivers instant regulatory compliance accuracy

June 19, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
ART-FI has introduced ART-MAN, which claims to be the first working SAR assessment system capable of instant regulatory compliance accuracy.

ART-MAN applies a novel RF probe-array and amplitude/phase patented measurement technology, providing full 3-D Specific Absorption Rate measurements with high absolute accuracy in a matter of seconds. It is equipped with standards compliant head and body mannequins. The mannequins are sealed and filled with a highly time-stable broadband IEC 62209 / IEEE 1528 compliant tissue material. With ART-MAN, fluid adjustment and exchange is therefore a burden of the past.

ART-MAN allows testing of all available communication modes (GSM, WCDMA, WLAN, LTE, etc…) within the 0.7 to 6 GHz range. Due to its radio frequency design, it is also claims to be the first system ever capable of assessing 1g/10g peak spatial-average SAR from simultaneous multi frequency transmitters in a single measurement.

“Our new product, ART-MAN, combines accuracy, speed and convenience of use. It is a real technology breakthrough in the telecommunications industry. ART-MAN maximizes SAR measurement efficiency and reduces test times to a bare minimum. This major advantage will help wireless companies to maximize their capacity to innovate and continue to deliver compliant products to their customers,” says Dr. Benoît Derat, President at ART-FI.

A video of ART-MAN available at