Accession Number:

ADA624645

Title:

On Acceptable Exposures to Short Pulses of Electromagnetic Fields

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar-28 Aug 2015

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This report presents a targeted survey of standards and other research on the safety to humans of short pulses of electromagnetic radiation. Special attention is paid to a ten nanosecond pulse allowing a comparison of the permitted power levels according to various standards and recent research. This report notes that power levels allowed by IEEE standards have, in some cases, changed by several orders of magnitude over recent years. Recent research is presented showing that the adequacy of current standards is far from a settled issue.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Radiobiology
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE