Electromagnetic Radiation Measurement of a High Gain Wireless Network Adapter

Yasin Karan, Nilüfer As


Electromagnetic pollution is an active research area, especially after the widespread deployment of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) base stations in the environment. Numerous studies on electromagnetic pollution of base stations are available in literature. Health effects of GSM base station and signals are engrossing and researches in this field have been going on. In this particular study, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) of wireless network adapters with high gain antenna is analyzed and compared with other electromagnetic radiation sources. The measurements are realized in long and short distances from the transmitter. The results indicate that the high power wireless network adapter radiation is significantly higher than the other electromagnetic sources in residential environment, especially compared with GSM signals and common wireless network adapters.


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