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Microwave Reflection, Diffraction and Transmission Studies of Man.
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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A systematic, detailed description of the spatial energy distribution in microwave fields in proximity to man is provided for the first time. Graphic information is provided to demonstrate the effects on the energy distribution of different radiation parameters such as frequency and polarization and of the ratio of subject size to wavelength. The field patterns obtained with man are compared to theoretical studies of simpler objects available in the literature. The information obtained in the present studies is immediately applicable to hazard evaluations and to the design of bioeffect investigations. The most significant benefit of the approach is in the potential for development of a new, noninvasive method for estimating the energy absorbed by man or animals from an incident microwave field. Modified author abstract
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