To study the effects of microwave exposure on peripheral vasodilation in Squirrel monkeys.
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 5 min
|Exposure duration||5 min|
|Distance between exposed object and exposure source||1.85 m|
|Chamber||chamber 1.83 m x 1.83 m x 2.45 m|
|Setup||inner walls of chamber covered with pyramidal microwave absorbers; long axis of the animal aligned with E vector of the field|
|power density||8 mW/cm²||-||-||-||-|
Monkeys in a cool environment can be induced to vasodilate by brief exposures to microwaves at intensities that produce no observable change in core temperature. That no vasodilation occurred during infrared exposures of equivalent power density indicates that non-cutaneous thermosensitive structures may mediate microwave activation of thermoregulatory responses in the peripheral vasomotor system.