Mapping and Recognition of Radio Frequency Clutter in Various Environments in Australia

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Committe of Electronics and Telecommunications
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Kwartalnik Elektroniki i Telekomunikacji - Electronics and Telecommunications Quarterly, 2010, 1, 56 (1/2010), pp. 137 - 144
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Radio frequency spectrum mapping allows determining the radio frequency signatures prevalent within an environment. We address the primary frequency bands used for cellular, wireless Local Area Network (LAN), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and Ultra-wideband (UWB) communications. The purpose of the experiment presented in this paper is to map the detected radio frequencies within an environment and display the collated data on a graphical user interface. A program identifies the presence of the aforementioned radio frequency signatures and recognizes signal levels which exceed the exposure standards enforced by the Australian Communication and Media Authority. The results assist in the understanding of the ramifications of long-term exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with the continued proliferation of wireless devices.
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