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Exposure assessment of microwave ovens and impact on total exposure in WLANs

David Plets (UGent) , Leen Verloock (UGent) , Matthias Van den Bossche (UGent) , Emmeric Tanghe (UGent) , Wout Joseph (UGent) and Luc Martens (UGent)
(2016) RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY. 168(2). p.212-222
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In situ exposure of electric fields of 11 microwave ovens is assessed in an occupational environment and in an office. Measurements as a function of distance without load and with a load of 275 ml of tap water were performed at distances of < 1 m. The maximal measured field was 55.2 V m(-1) at 5 cm from the oven (without load), which is 2.5 and 1.1 times below the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection reference level for occupational exposure and general public exposure, respectively. For exposure at distances of > 1 m, a model of the electric field in a realistic environment is proposed. In an office scenario, switching on a microwave oven increases the median field strength from 91 to 145 mV m(-1) (+91 %) in a traditional Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) deployment and from 44 to 92 mV m(-1) (+109 %) in an exposure-optimised WLAN deployment.
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INTERFERENCE, ENVIRONMENTS, OPTIMIZATION, NETWORKS, PERFORMANCE, GHZ

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Plets, David et al. “Exposure Assessment of Microwave Ovens and Impact on Total Exposure in WLANs.” RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY 168.2 (2016): 212–222. Print.
APA
Plets, D., Verloock, L., Van den Bossche, M., Tanghe, E., Joseph, W., & Martens, L. (2016). Exposure assessment of microwave ovens and impact on total exposure in WLANs. RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY, 168(2), 212–222.
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Plets, David, Leen Verloock, Matthias Van den Bossche, Emmeric Tanghe, Wout Joseph, and Luc Martens. 2016. “Exposure Assessment of Microwave Ovens and Impact on Total Exposure in WLANs.” Radiation Protection Dosimetry 168 (2): 212–222.
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Plets, David, Leen Verloock, Matthias Van den Bossche, Emmeric Tanghe, Wout Joseph, and Luc Martens. 2016. “Exposure Assessment of Microwave Ovens and Impact on Total Exposure in WLANs.” Radiation Protection Dosimetry 168 (2): 212–222.
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Plets D, Verloock L, Van den Bossche M, Tanghe E, Joseph W, Martens L. Exposure assessment of microwave ovens and impact on total exposure in WLANs. RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY. OXFORD: OXFORD UNIV PRESS; 2016;168(2):212–22.
IEEE
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D. Plets, L. Verloock, M. Van den Bossche, E. Tanghe, W. Joseph, and L. Martens, “Exposure assessment of microwave ovens and impact on total exposure in WLANs,” RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY, vol. 168, no. 2, pp. 212–222, 2016.
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  abstract     = {In situ exposure of electric fields of 11 microwave ovens is assessed in an occupational environment and in an office. Measurements as a function of distance without load and with a load of 275 ml of tap water were performed at distances of < 1 m. The maximal measured field was 55.2 V m(-1) at 5 cm from the oven (without load), which is 2.5 and 1.1 times below the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection reference level for occupational exposure and general public exposure, respectively. For exposure at distances of > 1 m, a model of the electric field in a realistic environment is proposed. In an office scenario, switching on a microwave oven increases the median field strength from 91 to 145 mV m(-1) (+91 %) in a traditional Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) deployment and from 44 to 92 mV m(-1) (+109 %) in an exposure-optimised WLAN deployment.},
  author       = {Plets, David and Verloock, Leen and Van den Bossche, Matthias and Tanghe, Emmeric and Joseph, Wout and Martens, Luc},
  issn         = {0144-8420},
  journal      = {RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY},
  keywords     = {INTERFERENCE,ENVIRONMENTS,OPTIMIZATION,NETWORKS,PERFORMANCE,GHZ},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {212--222},
  publisher    = {OXFORD UNIV PRESS},
  title        = {Exposure assessment of microwave ovens and impact on total exposure in WLANs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncv284},
  volume       = {168},
  year         = {2016},
}

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