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RF and Microwave Radiation Safety - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750643559, 9780080498065

RF and Microwave Radiation Safety

2nd Edition

Author: Ronald Kitchen
eBook ISBN: 9780080498065
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750643559
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 17th September 2001
Page Count: 448
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The leading professional guide to RF and microwave safety issues. A practical handbook for all involved in electronic design and safety assessment, RF and Microwave Radiation Safety covers the problems of RF safety management, including the use of measuring instruments and methods, radiation hazards and risks resulting from electromagnetic interference, as well as reviewing current safety standards and the implications for RF design.

The second edition takes into account a wide range of technical and legislative changes, and has been revised in line with the latest EU and international standards. Issues raised by increasing levels of microwave pollution from mobile phones and other sources are also confronted.

New material covers:

  • International Radiological Protection Commission (IRPC): new recommendations published in 1998
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU)'s new guide
  • EU Physical Agents Directive and Machines Directive (both of which cover radio transmitters)
  • UK National Radiological Protection Board (UKNRPB) new guidance on safety levels

Key Features

  • Covers radiation hazards and risks resulting from electromagnetic interference
  • Leading professional guide to RF and microwave safety issues
  • Revised in line with the latest the EU and international standards


Professional, Academic Students

Table of Contents

Introduction to RF and microwave radiation
Sources of radio frequency radiation
Effects of RF radiation
The development of standards for human safety
The calculation of RF field quantities
Mobile communication systems
RF radiation measuring instruments and methods
X-rays and X-ray measuring instruments
Planning surveys and measurements
Conducting radiation measurements and surveys
Designing to reduce radiation hazards
RF radiation safety management and training
Appendices: Useful data and relationships
Technical and organisation abbreviations
Information sources including the internet


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About the Author

Ronald Kitchen

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"...the author has done a fine job and produced an up to date, practical, authoritative yet accessible book that is the next best thing to having Ronald Kitchen with you when conducting an RF survey." --Radiation Protection Dosimetry

Reviews of the first edition:
"For industries where there is an RF radiation hazard, this is a very well written and practical guide to a subject which is quite technically difficult." --Health and Safety at Work
"This is a good practical book for anyone involved in RF safety work. There are many useful references and illustrations." --Electrotechnology

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