Non-Ionizing Radiation Measurements for Trajectography Radars

Sensors (Basel). 2022 Sep 16;22(18):7017. doi: 10.3390/s22187017.


This work presents a Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR) measurement campaign and proposes a specific measurement method for trajectography radars. This kind of radar has a high gain narrow beam antenna and emits a high power signal. Power density measurements from a C-band trajectography radar are carried out using bench equipment and a directional receiving antenna, instead of the commonly used isotropic probe. The measured power density levels are assessed for compliance test via comparison with the occupational and general public exposure limit levels of both the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the Brazilian National Telecommunication Agency (Anatel). The limit for the occupational public is respected everywhere, evidencing the safe operation of the studied radar. However, the limit for the general public is exceeded at a point next to the radar's antenna, showing that preventive measures are needed.

Keywords: non-ionizing radiation (NIR); power density; radar; trajectography.

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Radar*
  • Radiation, Nonionizing*