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Exposure safety standards for nonionizing radiation (NIR) from collision-avoidance radar
Author(s): Joyce Palmer-Fortune; Aviva Brecher; Paul Spencer; Richard Huguenin; Ken Woods
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Paper Abstract

On-vehicle technology for collision avoidance using millimeter wave radar is currently under development and is expected to be in vehicles in coming years. Recently approved radar bands for collision avoidance applications include 47.5 - 47.8 GHz and 76 - 77 GHz. Widespread use of active radiation sources in the public domain would contribute to raised levels of human exposure to high frequency electromagnetic radiation, with potential for adverse health effects. In order to design collision avoidance systems that will pose an acceptably low radiation hazard, it is necessary to determine what levels of electromagnetic radiation at millimeter wave frequencies will be acceptable in the environment. This paper will summarize recent research on NIR (non-ionizing radiation) exposure safety standards for high frequency electromagnetic radiation. We have investigated both governmental and non- governmental professional organizations worldwide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2902, Transportation Sensors and Controls: Collision Avoidance, Traffic Management, and ITS, (17 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267159
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Joyce Palmer-Fortune, Smith College (United States)
Aviva Brecher, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Ctr. (United States)
Paul Spencer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (United States)
Richard Huguenin, Millitech Corp. (United States)
Ken Woods, Millitech Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2902:
Transportation Sensors and Controls: Collision Avoidance, Traffic Management, and ITS
Alan C. Chachich; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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