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Sven Kühn cited in article about in-ground base station antennas by the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”
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Sven Kühn cited in article about in-ground base station antennas by the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”

Sven Kühn, leader of the Hardware R&D group at Zurich43, and his team at the IT’IS Foundation have recently evaluated a prototype of the novel Kathrein In-Ground base station antenna developed by Swisscom AG. In contrast to the usual mounting on roofs, street poles or faces of buildings, these new antennas are integrated into the ground on highly frequented streets and public places. Due to the closer proximity to the users’ locations, better coverage and higher data rates can be achieved with less output power. Interestingly, the antennas have the look of manhole covers and are not easily recognizable on first sight.

The specific absorption rate (SAR) evaluation at IT’IS was performed in accordance with the requirements for compliance testing as defined in IEC 62209 [1] on a DASY5 V52 NEO dosimetric scanner from Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG, Zurich). Calibration of the equipment and the procedures employed were in accordance with all requirements of the above-mentioned standard. In addition, computer simulations were performed to determine conservative exposure situations using the models of the Virtual Population (ViP).

Results showed that maximum exposure is always compliant with current safety guidelines for public exposure, even for extreme exposure situations (e.g., when sitting on top of the antenna).

 

[1] Ed.1 Part 2 “Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices – Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - Part 2: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30MHz to 6GHz)” Edition 1.0 2010-03

 

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30/09/2014

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Medicalphysicsweb Column Highlights IT'IS Latest Paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

Medicalphysicsweb dedicates a column to IT'IS latest paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

 
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24/07/2012

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The Washington Times Dedicates a Column to the 2012 Workshop on EMF and Health Risk Research Organized by IT'IS

The Washington Times dedicates a column to the IT'IS organized workshop on "EMF Health Risk Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future" to be held from October 21–26, 2012 in Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland.

 
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09/01/2012

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The Observer Highlights Research on EMF and Cancer Treatment

The Guardian dedicated a column to the latest research on EMF and cancer treatment published in the British Journal of Cancer by Boris Pache and co-authors. This research was performed in collaboration with IT'IS. 

 
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01/12/2011

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Inside View of the IARC Monograph Meeting 102

The procedures of the IARC Monograph Program are described in the article, "The Eyes of the World Were Upon Us – An Inside View of the IARC Monograph Meeting 102: Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks of RF-EMF to Humans" by Meike Mevissen and Christopher J. Portier

 
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