EMF-Aware Cellular Networks in RIS-Assisted Environments

Hussam Ibraiwish, Ahmed Elzanaty, Yazan H. Al-Badarneh, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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The deployment of the 5th-generation cellular networks (5G) and beyond has triggered health concerns due to the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) exposure. In this paper, we propose a novel architecture to minimize the population exposure to EMF by considering a smart radio environment with a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS). Then, we optimize the RIS phases to minimize the exposure in terms of the exposure index (EI) while maintaining a minimum target quality of service. The proposed scheme achieves up to 20% reduction in EI compared to schemes without RISs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
StatePublished - 2021

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