A Personal, Distributed Exposimeter: Procedure for Design, Calibration, Validation, and Application
AbstractThis paper describes, for the first time, the procedure for the full design, calibration, uncertainty analysis, and practical application of a personal, distributed exposimeter (PDE) for the detection of personal exposure in the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) downlink (DL) band around 900 MHz (GSM 900 DL). The PDE is a sensor that consists of several body-worn antennas. The on-body location of these antennas is investigated using numerical simulations and calibration measurements in an anechoic chamber. The calibration measurements and the simulations result in a design (or on-body setup) of the PDE. This is used for validation measurements and indoor radio frequency (RF) exposure measurements in Ghent, Belgium. The main achievements of this paper are: first, the demonstration, using both measurements and simulations, that a PDE consisting of multiple on-body textile antennas will have a lower measurement uncertainty for personal RF exposure than existing on-body sensors; second, a validation of the PDE, which proves that the device correctly estimates the incident power densities; and third, a demonstration of the usability of the PDE for real exposure assessment measurements. To this aim, the validated PDE is used for indoor measurements in a residential building in Ghent, Belgium, which yield an average incident power density of 0.018 mW/m². View Full-Text
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Thielens, A.; Vanveerdeghem, P.; Van Torre, P.; Gängler, S.; Röösli, M.; Rogier, H.; Martens, L.; Joseph, W. A Personal, Distributed Exposimeter: Procedure for Design, Calibration, Validation, and Application. Sensors 2016, 16, 180.
Thielens A, Vanveerdeghem P, Van Torre P, Gängler S, Röösli M, Rogier H, Martens L, Joseph W. A Personal, Distributed Exposimeter: Procedure for Design, Calibration, Validation, and Application. Sensors. 2016; 16(2):180.Chicago/Turabian Style
Thielens, Arno; Vanveerdeghem, Peter; Van Torre, Patrick; Gängler, Stephanie; Röösli, Martin; Rogier, Hendrik; Martens, Luc; Joseph, Wout. 2016. "A Personal, Distributed Exposimeter: Procedure for Design, Calibration, Validation, and Application." Sensors 16, no. 2: 180.
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