Accession Number : ADP002081

Title :   The Microwave Stimulus,

Corporate Author : RAYTHEON CO LEXINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Osepchuk,J. M.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A review of the physical aspects of microwave systems for study of the effects of microwave exposure or sensation is presented. It is pointed out that aspects of low-frequency electricity and optical radiant heating both play a role within the microwave range in sensation phenomena. Resonant absorption and penetration in the microwave range will possibly produce unique sensations. A review of sources and the engineering aspects of closed exposure systems reveals a host of potential artifacts that need to be isolated and controlled in experiments involving exposure of biological targets. Temporal variations and local concentrations of microwave energy will play a prominent role in sensation phenomena, both in the laboratory and in real life.

Descriptors :   *Microwaves, *Temperature control, Symposia, Electromagnetic radiation, Waveforms, Penetration, Human body, Biological absorption, Food, Dielectric properties, Tissues(Biology)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE