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Protocol - 2003-09 - Effects of 94 GHz Radiofrequency Radiation on Non-Human Primate Visual Performance

 

Title:

Effects of 94 GHz Radiofrequency Radiation on Non-Human Primate Visual Performance

 

Research Category:

M5: Human Systems Technology

 

FY: 2003 Funding (in dollars):

230,000

 

Responsible Organization:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB/BROOKS

Primary Contact:

Public Affairs Office

City:

Brooks City-Base

State:

TX

Zip:

78235-5116

 

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Keywords:

LABORATORY ANIMALS PULSED MICROWAVES RETINA EYE EYE RESONANCE MICROWAVES

 

Objective:

The project proposed here will evaluate vision and synergistic damage thresholds in nonhuman primates before and after 94 GHz radiation exposures. The objectives of this two-year project are (1) to quantify any temporary loss of visual capability should ADS exposure cause minimal eye injury. (2) To quantify the threshold for eye damage when eyewear or eye medications are used. This project will evaluate heating in the monkey eye with and without contact lens during 94 GHz radiation exposures.

 

Approach:

The Cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) and Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) will be used as a model for the human visual system. Visual capability following 94 GHz exposures will be assessed in monkeys by measuring contrast sensitivity functions before and after exposure of both eyes to 94 GHz radiation. The synergistic effects of 94 GHz exposures with eye medications and eyewear will be evaluated by anterior segment examination consisting of slit lamp examination, corneal topography, specular microscopy, and pachymetry. This project will evaluate heating in the monkey eye with and without contact lens during 94 GHz radiation exposures.

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