IEC 62232:2017 

Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure


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IEC 62232:2017 provides methods for the determination of radio-frequency (RF) field strength and specific absorption rate (SAR) in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations (RBS) for the purpose of evaluating human exposure. This document:
- considers intentionally radiating RBS which transmit on one or more antennas using one or more frequencies in the range 110 MHz to 100 GHz;
- considers the impact of ambient sources on RF exposure at least in the 100 kHz to 300 GHz frequency range;
- specifies the methods to be used for RF exposure evaluation for compliance assessment applications, namely:
- product compliance - determination of compliance boundary information for an RBS product before it is placed on the market;
- product installation compliance - determination of the total RF exposure levels in accessible areas from an RBS product and other relevant sources before the product is put into service;
- in-situ RF exposure assessment – measurement of in-situ RF exposure levels in the vicinity of an RBS installation after the product has been taken into operation;
- describes several RF field strength and SAR measurement and computation methodologies with guidance on their applicability to address both the in-situ evaluation of installed RBS and laboratory-based evaluations;
- describes how surveyors, with a sufficient level of expertise, establish their specific evaluation procedures appropriate for their evaluation purpose;
- provides guidance on how to report, interpret and compare results from different evaluation methodologies and, where the evaluation purpose requires it, determine a justified decision against a limit value and
- provides short descriptions of the informative example case studies given in the companion Technical Report IEC TR 62669]
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011 and constitutes a technical revision.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2017-08-23
Available language(s)English, English/French
TC/SCTC 106 - Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposurerss
ICS13.280 - Radiation protection
17.240 - Radiation measurements
Stability date  2022
File size7092 KB

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