Term of Award
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
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Thesis (open access)
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Committee Member 1
Rami J. Haddad
Committee Member 2
Mohammad A. Ahad
Increasing concerns of communications at a frequency spectrum higher than 6 GHz have gained international alarm that suggests more research is needed before it is deployed successfully. In this context, in the first part of this thesis, we investigated the human electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure in indoor and outdoor environments from fifth-generation (5G) downlink communications and compared its impacts with the present cellular technologies considering the features that the 5G will likely adopt. The second part focuses on mitigation of human exposure for both indoor and outdoor environments with two different methods adopted. Our simulation results suggest that while the impacts from 5G communications cross the regulatory borders for a very short separation distance between base stations (BSs) and user equipment (UE), the exposure level remains high throughout the network compared to the present systems. This work also highlights the significance of considering SAR for the measurement of exposure compliance in downlinks.
Nasim, Imtiaz, "Analysis of Human EMF Exposure in 5G Cellular Systems" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1923.
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