ADA RadarD 2 1 ADA 32nd AADCOM Nike Hercules Missile site Dichtelbach, Germany
This Nike Hercules Missile Site is dedicated to all soldiers, family members and friends that served in Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany. We are in search of all veterans that served here, Originally D-5-1-ADA. A Cold War Missile site on the side of a mountain in Dichtelbach, Germany
Coursety of Sam Mclung
Possible health effects
Most studies conducted to date examined health effects other than cancer. They probed into physiological and thermoregulatory responses, behavioural changes and effects such as the induction of lens opacities (cataracts) and adverse reproductive outcome following acute exposure to relatively high levels of RF fields.
There are also a number of studies that report non-thermal effects, where no appreciable rise in temperature can be measured.
Cancer-related studies: Many epidemiological studies have addressed possible links between exposure to RF and excess risk of cancer. However, because of differences in the design and execution of these studies, their results are difficult to interpret. A number of national and international peer review groups have concluded that there is no clear evidence of links between RF exposure and excess risk of cancer. WHO has also concluded that there is no convincing scientific evidence that exposure to RF shortens the life span of humans, or that RF is an inducer or promoter of cancer. However, further studies are necessary.
Thermal effects: RF fields have been studied in animals, including primates. The earliest signs of an adverse health consequence, found in animals as the level of RF fields increased, include reduced endurance, aversion of the field and decreased ability to perform mental tasks. These studies also suggest adverse effects may occur in humans subjected to whole body or localized exposure to RF fields sufficient to increase tissue temperatures by greater than 1°C. Possible effects include the induction of eye cataracts, and various physiological and thermoregulatory responses as body temperature increases. These effects are well established and form the scientific basis for restricting occupational and public exposure to RF fields.
Pulsed RF fields: Exposure to very intense pulsed RF fields, similar to those used by radar systems, has been reported to suppress the startle response and evoke body movements in conscious mice. In addition, people with normal hearing have perceived pulse RF fields with frequencies between about 200 MHz and 6.5 GHz. This is called the microwave hearing effect. [at a minimum, me, Sterrett, and seems it was Ricky Smith and Polk or Simes? were exposed to this, Serrett was the only one who couldn't "hear" it and also the only one with no metal fillings in his teeth] The sound has been variously described as a buzzing, clicking, hissing or popping sound, depending on the RF pulsing characteristics.Prolonged or repeated exposure may be stressful and should be avoided where possible.
Some search radars such as the Nike HIPAR, and the airborne AWACS search radar use much higher average and peak powers. The AWACS uses klystrons rated at over 50 megawatt peak power and over 50 kilowatt average power. HIPAR is reputed to have used similar technology.
Long-range aircraft and missile detection system.
Lockheed Martin Corp
Syracuse, New York, USA
HIPAR (High Power Acquisition Radar)Status - Operational. A total of 91 fixed HIPAR systems and 23 mobile HIPAR systems have been completed.
PRF: 417-438 pps
Pulsewidth: 6 µs
Receiver sensitivity: -113dBm
Beamwidth: 1.2º (azimuth) 0-60º (elevation)
Antenna azimuth rate: 6 or 10rpm
WHAT BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS CAN BE CAUSED BY RF ENERGY?
Biological effects can result from exposure to RF energy. Biological effects that result from heating of tissue by RF energy are often referred to as "thermal" effects. It has been known for many years that exposure to very high levels of RF radiation can be harmful due to the ability of RF energy to heat biological tissue rapidly. This is the principle by which microwave ovens cook food. Exposure to very high RF intensities can result in heating of biological tissue and an increase in body temperature. Tissue damage in humans could occur during exposure to high RF levels because of the body's inability to cope with or dissipate the excessive heat that could be generated. Two areas of the body, the eyes [cataracts?] and the testes [police radar supposedly causes testicular cancer to personnel using it], are particularly vulnerable to RF heating because of the relative lack of available blood flow to dissipate the excess heat load.
CAN PEOPLE BE EXPOSED TO LEVELS OF RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION THAT COULD BE HARMFUL?
Studies have shown that environmental levels of RF energy routinely encountered by the general public are typically far below levels necessary to produce significant heating and increased body temperature. However, there may be situations, particularly in workplace environments near high-powered RF sources, where the recommended limits for safe exposure of human beings to RF energy could be exceeded. In such cases, restrictive measures or mitigation actions may be necessary to ensure the safe use of RF energy.
WHAT LEVELS ARE SAFE FOR EXPOSURE TO RF ENERGY?
Exposure standards for radiofrequency energy have been developed by various organizations and countries. These standards recommend safe levels of exposure for both the general public and for workers. In the United States, the FCC has adopted and used recognized safety guidelines for evaluating RF environmental exposure since 1985. Federal health and safety agencies, such as the EPA, FDA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have also been involved in monitoring and investigating issues related to RF exposure.
CAN LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTAL BODIES ESTABLISH LIMITS FOR RF EXPOSURE?
In the United States, some local and state jurisdictions have also enacted rules and regulations pertaining to human exposure to RF energy.
How can RF Energy Hurt?
Moderate level exposures cause heat stress and behavioral changes.The effects are often mistaken for the flu because the symptoms are often similar.And as the level of exposure increases, the potential for harm increases.Human cells die at 107 degrees Fahrenheit.This is the reason that doctors get concerned if anyone’s temperature goes above 105 degrees.The body is constantly replacing cells so the amount of damage that is done depends on how many cells are killed and what kind of cells are killed.Kill off some cells and the effects may pass in minutes or hours.Destroy a lot of liver cells for instanceand you will have liver damage.If the damage is not too severe, the body will be able to repair itself.However, if the damage is extensive, the effects may be permanent!