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Protocol - 2003-19 - Biological Effects of Simultaneous Multiple Frequency Microwave Exposure on the Rhesus Monkey

 

Title:

Biological Effects of Simultaneous Multiple Frequency Microwave Exposure on the Rhesus Monkey

 

Research Category:

M5: Human Systems Technology

 

FY: 2003 Funding (in dollars):

272,000

 

Responsible Organization:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB/BROOKS

Primary Contact:

Public Affairs Office

City:

Brooks City-Base

State:

TX

Zip:

78235-5116

 

Performing Organization:

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Keywords:

LABORATORY ANIMALS OPERANT BEHAVIOR BIOLOGY RADIATION EFFECTS RADIOFREQUENCY MULTI-FREQUENCY RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION

 

Objective:

The objective of this three-year study is to determine whether radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure by multiple frequencies will produce unique behavioral effects that are different from single frequency exposures of the same specific absorption rate (SAR). This project will test the hypothesis that dose/response behavioral thresholds for single RFR frequencies are simply additive and can be used to predict thresholds for multiple RFR frequencies.

 

Approach:

In military occupational settings, simultaneous multiple frequency exposures will become common. New systems being developed will integrate radar, communications, navigation and electronic warfare into a common aperture single antenna. The likelihood for accidental multifrequency exposures of personnel will increase as the new electronic systems are installed. The main thrust of this project is to evaluate behavioral performance of rhesus monkeys exposed to multifrequency RFR exposure. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) modeling was used to select frequencies. Monkey resonance (200-300 MHz) and 3000 MHz were selected because of their difference in deep body vs peripheral energy deposition. Two experiments were completed which evaluated 200 MHz, resonance, and 3000 MHz at three whole-body SARs. The experiments measured time to work stoppage on a behavioral task which is the same criterion as used for the IEEE C95.1 safety standard.

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