Millimeter Wave-based Fatigue Countermeasure Research for Improving Performance and Prolonging Combat Effectiveness of Warfighters
Final rept. 1 Jul 2008-31 Dec 2010
NEVADA UNIV RENO DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
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A novel exposure system operating in the W-band 75-110 GHz was designed, characterized and used for identifying millimeter wave MMW exposure parameters frequency, modulation schemes and electric field magnitude that could potentially accelerate recovery from fatigue in skeletal muscle. The system designed allows electrical stimulation of muscle from mouse toe flexor digitorum brevis FDB and measurement of contractile force during MMW exposure within an organ bath under conditions where the temperature of the muscle is maintained at the physiologically relevant value of 35 - 0.2 degrees C. Design and characterization of the exposure system were performed using the finite-difference time-domain numerical method and experimental measurements. The design, characterization, and testing as well as experimental results are presented in this report.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation