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    A Comparison of RF Exposure in Macro- and Femtocells


    Zarikoff, Brad and Malone, David (2013) A Comparison of RF Exposure in Macro- and Femtocells. Health Physics, 105 (1). pp. 39-48. ISSN 0017-9078

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    Abstract

    This paper assesses radio frequency exposure of a mobile handset user in the context of a new class of cellular base station: the femtocell. Traditional cellular network construction relies on using a single base station to cover a large area and serve dozens to hundreds of users. The femtocell (named after the minuscule size of the coverage area) provides a low-power in-home cellular connection for the mobile handset. Consequently, we expect it to behave differently to a macrocell in terms of the users radio frequency energy exposure. Our work focuses on the trade-off in incident power on the mobile handset user when connected to either a macrocell or femtocell using power loss and power control models. Contrary to many individuals initial feeling that putting a base station in your home would increase exposure, our findings indicate that having a femtocell in the home will actual reduce the mobile handset users exposure to radio frequency energy.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is not the final published version of the article, which is available at Zarikoff, B; Malone, D. (2013) 'A Comparison of RF Exposure in Macro- and Femtocells'. HEALTH PHYSICS, 105:39 - 48. http://journals.lww.com/health-physics/pages/default.aspx
    Keywords: Radio Frequency Exposure; Macrocell; Femtocell;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 4853
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1097/HP.0b013e31828a9045
    Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 11:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Health Physics
    Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
    Refereed: Yes
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