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Joint minimization of uplink and downlink whole-body exposure dose in indoor wireless networks

David Plets (UGent) , Wout Joseph (UGent) , Kris Vanhecke (UGent) , Günter Vermeeren (UGent) , Joe Wiart, Sam Aerts (UGent) , Nadege Varsier and Luc Martens (UGent)
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The total whole-body exposure dose in indoor wireless networks is minimized. For the first time, indoor wireless networks are designed and simulated for a minimal exposure dose, where both uplink and downlink are considered. The impact of the minimization is numerically assessed for four scenarios: two WiFi configurations with different throughputs, a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) configuration for phone call traffic, and a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) configuration with a high data rate. Also, the influence of the uplink usage on the total absorbed dose is characterized. Downlink dose reductions of at least 75% are observed when adding more base stations with a lower transmit power. Total dose reductions decrease with increasing uplink usage for WiFi due to the lack of uplink power control but are maintained for LTE and UMTS. Uplink doses become dominant over downlink doses for usages of only a few seconds for WiFi. For UMTS and LTE, an almost continuous uplink usage is required to have a significant effect on the total dose, thanks to the power control mechanism.
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ENVIRONMENTS, COVERAGE, FIELD EXPOSURE, OPTIMIZATION, PREDICTION

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Plets, David, Wout Joseph, Kris Vanhecke, Günter Vermeeren, Joe Wiart, Sam Aerts, Nadege Varsier, and Luc Martens. 2015. “Joint Minimization of Uplink and Downlink Whole-body Exposure Dose in Indoor Wireless Networks.” Biomed Research International.
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Plets, D., Joseph, W., Vanhecke, K., Vermeeren, G., Wiart, J., Aerts, S., Varsier, N., et al. (2015). Joint minimization of uplink and downlink whole-body exposure dose in indoor wireless networks. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL.
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Plets D, Joseph W, Vanhecke K, Vermeeren G, Wiart J, Aerts S, et al. Joint minimization of uplink and downlink whole-body exposure dose in indoor wireless networks. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. 2015;
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Plets, David, Wout Joseph, Kris Vanhecke, et al. “Joint Minimization of Uplink and Downlink Whole-body Exposure Dose in Indoor Wireless Networks.” BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL (2015): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {The total whole-body exposure dose in indoor wireless networks is minimized. For the first time, indoor wireless networks are designed and simulated for a minimal exposure dose, where both uplink and downlink are considered. The impact of the minimization is numerically assessed for four scenarios: two WiFi configurations with different throughputs, a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) configuration for phone call traffic, and a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) configuration with a high data rate. Also, the influence of the uplink usage on the total absorbed dose is characterized. Downlink dose reductions of at least 75\% are observed when adding more base stations with a lower transmit power. Total dose reductions decrease with increasing uplink usage for WiFi due to the lack of uplink power control but are maintained for LTE and UMTS. Uplink doses become dominant over downlink doses for usages of only a few seconds for WiFi. For UMTS and LTE, an almost continuous uplink usage is required to have a significant effect on the total dose, thanks to the power control mechanism.},
  articleno    = {943415},
  author       = {Plets, David and Joseph, Wout and Vanhecke, Kris and Vermeeren, G{\"u}nter and Wiart, Joe and Aerts, Sam and Varsier, Nadege and Martens, Luc},
  issn         = {2314-6133},
  journal      = {BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL},
  keyword      = {ENVIRONMENTS,COVERAGE,FIELD EXPOSURE,OPTIMIZATION,PREDICTION},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {9},
  title        = {Joint minimization of uplink and downlink whole-body exposure dose in indoor wireless networks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/943415},
  year         = {2015},
}

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