Accession Number : AD0776821

Title :   Electromagnetic Power Deposition in Man Exposed to High-Frequency Fields and the Associated Thermal and Physiologic Consequences.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 21 Aug 72-18 Jan 73,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : Guy,Arthur W. ; Johnson,Curtis C. ; Lin,James C. ; Emery,Ashley F. ; Kraning,Kenneth K.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The purpose of the work is to develop an electrodynamic equation of state for man adequate to describe power deposition in humans exposed to high-frequency (HF) electromagnetic fields. Further, the dissipation of this deposited energy by known models of thermal transfer is to be utilized to predict physiologic responses and burdens of persons so exposed. Because several thermal models are extant which have been shown to correlate with experimental observation, the authors began by adding radio frequency (RF) power as a thermal load in these equation sets (sections II and III). Electromagentic equations of state are developed in section IV, followed by prediction of power transfer from fields in section V. The head, as a special case, is treated in section VI, and initial attempts to develop a more realistic electrodynamic model are described in section VII.

Descriptors :   *Radiation effects, *Electromagnetic radiation, High frequency, Response(Biology), Stress(Physiology), Humans, Experimental data, Heat stress(Physiology), Electrodynamics, Mathematical models, Blood circulation, Respiration, Skin(Anatomy)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE