Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide the students the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage the
environmental impact of electromagnetic fields
Course contents summary
Basic theory of electromagnetic fields at low and high frequency; knowledge of
common electromagnetic field sources; biological effects of field exposure; national
and international laws; measurements at low and high frequency.
- Electromagnetic field phenomenology.
- Electromagnetic waves and their propagation.
- Radiation theory.
- The electromagnetic spectrum. Frequency bands.
- The antenna as transition element between the transmission line and the open space.
- The basic operation principles of the most common antenna types. The short dipole. Descrizione dei principi di funzionamento dei più comuni tipi di antenne. Dipolo hertziano. Linear dipole antennas. Biconical antennas. Reflectors. Yagi-Uda and Log-periodic. Arrays.
- Biological effects of the electromagnetic fields. State of the art and most recent research results. Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
- International and national regulation.
- Guidelines for the measurement of radio frequency fields at low and high frequencies. Description and accuracy of the probes.
- Laboratory on the measurement of radio frequency fields.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written or oral exam.
The educational material is available at the web site gaem.tlc.unipr.it