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Experimental Models of RF Radiation Hazards Meter.
Final technical rept. May 71-Mar 74,
GENERAL MICROWAVE CORP FARMINGDALE N Y
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It is well known that exposure to high-power-density electromagnetic radiation can be harmful to people and animals due to the overheating effects on the living tissue. Radiation hazards thus have made it necessary to develop convenient and accurate means of measuring the intensity of radiation radiated power density. In the past, special probes have been designed to cover the potential hazards in connection with radiation leakage from microwave ovens. Since these appliances are operated at only selected frequencies, the design of these probes has been restricted to this particular need. In order to extend the usefulness of such devices, it became necessary to develop a broadband sensitive probe, preferably one of large dynamic range and one that measures correctly the total radiation exposure as produced by a number of radiating sources. Additionally, it was essential that the probe be so designed that when used in the near field it would yield meaningful measurements. This report deals with this question and describes the design and performance of the probe built in accordance with the principles developed in the theoretical portion of the report.
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