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Massive MIMO EMF Exposure Estimation: Tools, Models, And Initial Measurements

Imec and Ghent University researchers present novel tools and models for 5G / Massive MIMO EMF exposure estimation 

Summary

Massive MIMO (multiple-input / multiple-output) technology — is considered a key enabler of tomorrow’s 5G networks.  

The introduction of Massive MIMO necessitates novel approaches to model and estimate the resulting electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure. 

Next to presenting new models and tools, this article also provides more background on the EMF exposure measurements conducted at Europe’s first real-life Massive MIMO trials in the 3.5 GHz band. And it makes a first attempt at interpreting those numbers, using the ICNIRP exposure standards.