Radio Frequency Radiation Safety
The aim of this course is to provide those who are designated Radio Frequency Radiation Safety Officers (RFRSO) with an understanding of the principles and practice of radio frequency radiation safety and radio frequency radiation safety measurement. The references for the course are ARPANSA Radiation Protection Series Publication No. 3 and Australian Standard AS 2772.2-1988.
Duration: 4.5 days
Delivery mode: Classroom
Location: Canberra only
What you will receive:
- Comprehensive course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance*
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education short courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs.
*pending final results
Members of the Australian Defence Force or any other organisation who are designated Radio Frequency Radiation Safety Officers (RFRSO).
ADF RFRSO: Contact the Defence Learning Branch for information on how to be nominated. Limited nominations.
- Introduction to Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation and RF radiation safety
- RF calculations and the application of the exposure standard
- RF radiation test and measurement
- RF Radiation survey exercises
- Review and Assessment
Dr Alistair Drake presents the Biological Effects section of the course and also teaches some of the tutorial and practical sessions. His research involves designing, constructing and operating radars that are used for biological investigations; he also teaches an Honours-level course on radar meteorology. Dr Drake follows the research literature on biological effects of RF radiation to keep abreast of developments and to ensure his lectures remain current.
DR DAVID LOW
Dr David Low has over 15 years experience with radar systems and meteorology. He is a co-developer of the RFRSO course, specialising in the general calculation and radar theory components. His research interests are centred on the ground-based remote-sensing of atmospheric processes, including turbulence, convection, wave motions and local flows.
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