Series in Microelectronics

edited by        Wolfgang Fichtner
                        Qiuting Huang
                        Heinz Jäckel
                        Gerhard Tröster
                        Bernd Witzigmann

Vol. 205


Sven Kühn,

EMF Risk Assessment:
Exposure Assessment and
Compliance Testing in
Complex Environments.

2010. XX, 240 pages.
ISBN 3-86628-309-1 and 978-3-86628-309-1



TOC of book


This thesis aimed at the development of novel experimental and numerical methods to assess human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) for safety and compliance evaluation as well as for the characterization of human exposure in epidemiological studies. A large cross-section of mobile phones, general mobile communication devices and fixed communication installations were assessed using experimental methods. Absorption characteristics in human bodies were studied numerically. The conservativeness of current EMF safety limits was analyzed using realistic human bodies in arbitrary environments. Experimental compliance test methods for base station antennas and general mobile transmitters were developed. Dosimetric proxies and models for the estimation of induced EMF in human bodies were developed to support epidemiological studies of arbitrary wireless devices.


About the Author


Sven Kühn received his Dipl. Ing. (MSc) in Information and Communication Technologies from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany in 2004. At the end of 2004, he joined the Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS), Switzerland where he started to work on numerical and experimental methods for the assessment of human exposure to electromagnetic fields. In spring 2005, he also joined the Integrated Systems Laboratory (IIS) at the ETH Zurich to start working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His main research interests include experimental and numerical dosimetry in bio-electromagnetics, near-field sensor, radio-frequency circuit, and antenna design, as well as bio-medical applications thereof.


Keywords: Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit, Dosimetrie, Spezifische Absorptionsrate, Epidemiologie.

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