This thesis is designed to provide an insight into potential biological effects on humans resulting from exposure to nonionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by communications and radar equipment. The spectrum considered extends from the extremely low frequency band, which may be employed for communicating with submerged submarines, through the microwave band, which is utilized for satellite communications and radars. The different views of the Soviet bloc and the Western nations are presented. A near term safety measure, the use of protective garments, is recommended while debate continues. The underlying intent of this thesis is to provide a compact document which can be used to introduce telecommunications managers and other interested personnel to the uses, characteristics, and possible hazards of this valuable portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Sosnicky, A P
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM