Accession Number : ADA033732


Title :   Effect of Electromagnetic Pulse on Avoidance Behavior and Electroencephalogram of a Rhesus Monkey.


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Mattsson ,J L ; Oliva,S A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA033732


Report Date : Jun 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of repeated, high intensity EMP on the electroencephalogram and performance of a highly trained rhesus monkey. A 12-kg male rhesus monkey was exposed to EMP at 266 kV/m, 5 pulses per sec, for 1 hour (18,700 pulses). The effects of EMP on Sidman avoidance behavior and on post-exposure electroencephalogram were evaluated, and no significant changes were detected. The lack of biologic effect was attributed to the fact that the wave-lengths were long relative to the size of the monkey, and little energy deposition was likely to occur. In addition, the electric field was evenly distributed across all lower frequencies so that only a very small electric field component existed at any specific low frequency.


Descriptors :   *AVOIDANCE, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, *ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, REACTION TIME, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, HIGH INTENSITY, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), RHESUS MONKEYS


Subject Categories : Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE