DoD Implementation of New ANSI/IEEE Personnel RF Standard
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is adopting the provisions of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95.1–1991, “IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz,”1 as its new Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) protection standard under DoD Instruction 6055.11. The IEEE standard was approved by the IEEE in 1991 and by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1992, and is a revision of the ANSI C95.1–19822 standard. It is a significant improvement over previous standards. The Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI)3 was drafted by the Tri-service Electromagnetic Radiation Panel (TERP), which includes representatives from each of the service’s Surgeon’s General offices, RF bioeffects research functions, and the RF consultation functions. Presently, the Air Force chairs the TERP.
KeywordsAmerican National Standard Institute Threshold Limit Value Lower Frequency Magnetic Field Previous Standard Radio Frequency Radiation
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