Discovering the spatial locations of the radio frequency radiations effects around mobile towers

Zaid Jabbar Al-Allaq, Haidar Zaeer Dhaam, Mohammed Jawad Al Dujaili Al-Khazraji, Muntadhar Hameed Ismael Al-Khuzaie

Abstract


Nowadays, smart devices have become a major part of human life, and this need has led to an increase in the demand for these devices, prompting major telecommunications companies to compete with each other to acquire the bulk of this market. This competition led to a significant increase in the number of mobile towers, to expand the coverage area. Each communication tower has transmitters and receivers to connect subscribers within the mobile network and other networks. The receivers and transmitters of each mobile tower operate on radio frequency waves. These waves can cause harm to humans if the body tissues absorb the radiation resulting from these waves. Headache, discomfort, and some other diseases are among the effects resulting from the spatial proximity to the mobile towers. In this paper, a model based on geographic information systems (GIS) software is proposed for the purpose of discovering the area of exposure to radio frequency radiation. This model can assists mitigate the opportunities of exposure to these radiations, thus reducing its danger. Real data of the levels of electromagnetic pollution resulting from mobile towers were analyzed during this study and compared with international safety standards.

Keywords


electromagnetic radiation; geographic information systems; radio frequency; specified absorption rate;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i2.pp1629-1638

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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