Title: The impact of electromagnetic radiation on human body in mobile communication systems

Authors: Teng Ma; Qing-An Zeng; Yun Liu

Addresses: School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, 100044, China; Key Laboratory of Communication and Information Systems, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, Beijing, 100044, China ' Department of Computer Systems Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA ' School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, 100044, China; Key Laboratory of Communication and Information Systems, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, Beijing, 100044, China

Abstract: In recent years, much attention has been paid to green networking by scientists, because of aggravated energy consumption and environmental pollution. With the rapid expansion of modern science and technology, electronic communication equipment generates different types of electromagnetic radiations. Research shows that the electromagnetic radiation inevitably affects a certain degree of injury to human body. This paper discusses the influence of electromagnetic radiation to human body in a public mobile communication system. We simulate the user's cumulated power density and cumulated specific absorption rate (SAR), and compare with the recommended standard radiation values to human body by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The simulation results indicate that increasing the density of base stations with smaller transmission power is an effective strategy to reduce the electromagnetic radiation and can also increase the capacity of the system.

Keywords: electromagnetic radiation; base stations; green networking; specific absorption rate; SAR; power density; mobile communications; simulation; radiation dose; human body; radiation reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNDI.2014.065743

International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2014 Vol.5 No.3, pp.138 - 143

Available online: 14 Nov 2014 *

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