Field of Research: Radiation
Name of author) (s): Adnan Lahham, Jehad Abu Alkbash and Hussien ALMasri
Title of published work: “THEORETICAL EVALUATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS FROM GSM900 MOBILE TELEPHONY BASE STATIONS IN THE WEST BANK AND GAZA STRIP—PALESTINE”
Name of Journal: Journal of Radiation Protection Dosimetry Advance Access
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Theoretical assessments of power density in far-field conditions were used to evaluate the levels of environmental electromagnetic frequencies from selected GSM900 macrocell base stations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Assessments were based on calculating the power densities using commercially available software (RF-Map from Telstra Research Laboratories—Australia).
Calculations were carried out for single base stations with multiantenna systems and also for multiple base stations with multiantenna systems at 1.7 m above the ground level. More than 100 power density levels were calculated at different locations around the investigated base stations. These locations include areas accessible to the general public (schools, parks, residential areas, streets and areas around kindergartens). The maximum calculated electromagnetic emission level resulted from a single site was 0.413 μW cm−2 and found at Hizma town near Jerusalem. Average maximum power density from all single sites was 0.16 μW cm−2 . The results of all calculated power density levels in 100 locations distributed over the West Bank and Gaza were nearly normally distributed with a peak value of ~0.01% of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection’s limit recommended for general public. Comparison between calculated and experimentally measured value of maximum power density from a base station showed that calculations overestimate the actual measured power density by ~27%.
Contact author (s):
Name: Hussein ALMasri, PhD.
Address: Medical Imaging Department, Faculty of Health Professions