Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Lack of behavioral effects in non-human primates after exposure to ultrawideband electromagnetic radiation in the microwave frequency range med./bio.

Published in: Radiat Res 1995; 143 (1): 93-97

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of acute exposure to ultra wideband (UWB) electromagnetic fields on the Primate Equilibrium Platform (PEP) task, where the monkey's task is to manipulate a joystick control to compensate for the random perturbations in the pitch plane that are generated by a computer at unpredictable intervals.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 100 MHz–1.5 GHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 min (7200 pulses)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 100 MHz–1.5 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 2 min (7200 pulses)
Additional info peak power between 250-500 MHz
Modulation type pulsed
Repetition frequency 60 Hz
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 1 m
Setup Monkeys were seated in a restraining chair made of Styrofoam which was placed directly in front of the antenna with the monkey facing the boresight.
Additional info Each monkey was exposed twice with six days between.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
electric field strength 250 kV/m peak value measured - -
SAR 0.5 mW/g average over mass estimated whole body -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The exposure to UWB electromagnetic fields had no effect on PEP performance when tested immediately after exposure.

Study character:

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