Estimating the Location of Maximum Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Associated with a Radiocommunication Station

Agostinho Linhares, Marco Antonio Brasil Terada, Antonio José Martins Soares

Abstract


This paper proposes an approach to estimate the probable location of maximum exposure to electromagnetic fields associated with a radiocommunication station, based only on information of antenna's height, half-power angle and tilt. This approach can be implemented when simulation tools are absent, or/and few basic information on radiating system is available. The proposed analytical expression is compared with simulated and real measured data, showing the good accuracy of the proposed technique. The focus of the work are base stations, however the results may be applicable to any radiocommunication station. As far as the authors know, this is the first study to present a mathematical formulation in closed form under the considered constraints.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-10742013000100012

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