Title

The LEXNET project: Wireless networks and EMF: Paving the way for low-EMF networks of the future

RIS ID

94562

Publication Details

Tesanovic, M., Conil, E., De Domenico, A., Aguero, R., Freudenstein, F., Correia, L. M., Bories, S., Martens, L., Wiedemann, P. M. & Wiart, J. (2014). The LEXNET project: Wireless networks and EMF: Paving the way for low-EMF networks of the future. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 9 (2), 20-28.

Abstract

While, according to the World Health Organization, no adverse health effects of radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been established to date, EMF exposure from wireless communication networks is nonetheless often cited as a major cause of public concern and is frequently given considerable media coverage. This article presents the results of a new survey on RF-EMF exposure risk perception together with a comprehensive overview of the EMF footprint of existing and emerging networks. On the basis of these findings, we then put forward the rationale for EMF-aware networking. Subsequently, we highlight the gaps in existing systems, which impede EMF-aware networking, and outline the key concepts of the recently launched European Union (EU) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Integrated Project Low-EMF Exposure Future Networks (LEXNET): a new, all-encompassing, population-based metric of exposure and ways it can be used for low-EMF, quality of service (QoS)-aware network optimization.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MVT.2014.2312272