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Web-based EMF monitoring in urban environment
Author(s): Lachezar Filchev; Dimitar Teodosiev; Roumen Nedkov; Denitsa Borisova; Boyan Kehayov; Ilia Iliev; Todor Tsvetkov
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Paper Abstract

The development of mobile communications in the past decade imposed a real risk to human health. The ever growing technology needs and developments in the telecommunication technology are one of the environmental issues of the urban environments. One solution to accommodate the technology developments is to optimize the mobile communications network which is a topic of investigation of many scientific and technology teams. In order to optimize the network it is necessary to make regular measurements and assess the risk on human health and optimize the mobile network on the basis of software defined radio /SDR/. In European Union /EU/ and in Bulgaria are present regulations for the control of electromagnetic field /EMF/ emissions. Investigation of the EMF pollution on the territory of Sofia municipality is performed within the domain from 100 MHz to 7 GHz using standard measurement equipment, and portative field spectrometer based on SDR. The characteristics of the three spectrometers provide for a more in depth analysis of the EMF sources. The field measurements are continuous during day and nighttime. The data is stored in a personal geodatabase format (ESRI Inc., Academic license) and MySQL and stored on the FTP server of Technical University /TU/ of Sofia IT infrastructure. The data is visualized on a web-portal developed by TU team. In conclusion is analyzed the opportunities for urban developments in view of urban planning for the development of the city of Sofia in compliance with national and EU environmental legislation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11174, Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019), 111741S (27 June 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2533559
Show Author Affiliations
Lachezar Filchev, Space Research and Technology Institute (Bulgaria)
Dimitar Teodosiev, Space Research and Technology Institute (Bulgaria)
Roumen Nedkov, Space Research and Technology Institute (Bulgaria)
Denitsa Borisova, Space Research and Technology Institute (Bulgaria)
Boyan Kehayov, Technical Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Ilia Iliev, Technical Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Todor Tsvetkov, Technical Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11174:
Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Giorgos Papadavid; Silas Michaelides; Vincent Ambrosia; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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