RF and Microwave Radiation Safety

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Elsevier, Sep 17, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages

The leading professional guide to RF and microwave safety issues. A practical handbook for all involved in electronic design and safety assessment, RF and Microwave Radiation Safety covers the problems of RF safety management, including the use of measuring instruments and methods, radiation hazards and risks resulting from electromagnetic interference, as well as reviewing current safety standards and the implications for RF design.

The second edition takes into account a wide range of technical and legislative changes, and has been revised in line with the latest EU and international standards. Issues raised by increasing levels of microwave pollution from mobile phones and other sources are also confronted.

New material covers:

  • International Radiological Protection Commission (IRPC): new recommendations published in 1998
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU)'s new guide
  • EU Physical Agents Directive and Machines Directive (both of which cover radio transmitters)
  • UK National Radiological Protection Board (UKNRPB) new guidance on safety levels
  • Covers radiation hazards and risks resulting from electromagnetic interference
  • Leading professional guide to RF and microwave safety issues
  • Revised in line with the latest the EU and international standards
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to RF and microwave radiation
1
Chapter 2 Sources of radio frequency radiation
21
Chapter 3 Effects of radio frequency radiation
47
Chapter 4 The development of standards for human safety
86
Chapter 5 The calculation of RF field quantities
129
Chapter 6 Mobile communications systems
172
Chapter 7 RF radiation measuring instruments and methods
203
Chapter 8 Xrays and Xray measuring instruments
244
Chapter 10 Conducting radiation measurements and surveys
317
Chapter 11 Designing to reduce radiation hazards
366
Chapter 12 Radio frequency radiation safety management and training
392
Appendix 1 Useful data and relationships
413
Appendix 2 Technical and organisation abbreviations
416
Appendix 3 Information sources including the Internet
419
References
422
Index
429

Chapter 9 Planning surveys and measurements
278

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