Accession Number:

ADA282990

Title:

Ultrashort Electromagnetic Signals: Biophysical Questions, Safety Issues and Medical Opportunities

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan 1990-Aug 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Ultrashort electromagnetic pulses are being increasingly produced by modern high power microwave and laser devices. These ultra-short pulses can produce electromagnetic transients in tissue that prompt safety questions concerning the possible exposure of living beings to ultra-short electromagnetic pulses. The existence of electromagnetic transients may permit meaningful advances in medical therapy and imaging. Electromagnetic transients, potential medical applications, and anticipated research avenues relevant to occupational health and safety issues are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE