Analysis of Electric Field Strengths and Power Densities of 4G LTE Base Stations in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

A R Fuseini

Health Physics and Instrumentation Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box LG 80, Accra

J K Amoako

Health Physics and Instrumentation Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box LG 80, Accra

A Twum

Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast


Vol: 9, Issue: 3, 2019

Receiving Date: 2019-05-02 Acceptance Date:


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The analysis of electric field strengths and power densities at Fifty (50) Fourth Generation Long Time Evolution (4G LTE) telecommunication base stations in the Greater Accra region, which is an urban and densely populated area was carried out using an Anritsu Spectrum Master coupled to a handheld log-periodic antenna. Measurements were made at five different locations at a height of between 1.5 m above ground level around each of the base stations at a transmission peak period during the day. The measurements were however made at public access points around sites near schools, hospitals and highly populated residential areas. The results of the compliance electric field measurement for the various base stations in the Greater Accra region used for this work varied from as low as 3.85E-08 mV/m at site 46 to as high as 1.17E-02 mV/m at site 40 with corresponding power densities of 1.54E-07 mW/m2 and 4.71E-02 mW/m2 respectively. The results however comply with the ICNIRP recommended values of 38.89 V/m and 4 W/m2 for electric field strength and power density for 800 MHz frequency band respectively. Swiss AAA replica watches UK for sale are worth having. You can place an order online conveniently and efficiently.
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Keywords: electric field strengths; power densities; Ghana; RF radiations


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