Supplementary Procedure for Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Portable Devices

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada has published a draft procedure, SPR-003 for Radio Standards Specification RSS-102 for portable devices operating in the 57 GHz – 71 GHz band.

SPR-003, Issue 1: Supplementary Procedure for Assessing Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Portable Devices Operating in the 60 GHz Frequency Band (57 GHz - 71 GHz)

This compliance procedure describes the various technical requirements and processes to be followed when demonstrating compliance to power density limits for portable devices operating in the 60 GHz frequency band (57 GHz – 71 GHz).

The RF exposure compliance assessment approach consists of the following steps:

1) Preparation of the DUT

2) Computational modelling (optional)

3) Measurements and simultaneous transmission analysis

4) Uncertainty evaluation

5) RF exposure technical brief

This procedure does not cover requirements that are based on specific absorption rate (SAR) for the frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz and/or E-field and H-field to protect against nerve stimulation for the frequency range from 3 kHz to 10 MHz.

This draft provides the requirements on the following:

  • Preparation of the device under test
  • Test positions and evaluation surfaces
  • Evaluation frequencies
  • Configurations to test
  • Computational modeling
  • Measurements
  • Environment
  • Equipment
  • Uncertainty evaluation

A full compliance assessment of a device under test (DUT), including other transmitters within the device, must consider all exposure limits and requirements set forth in RSS-102.

For the full release of this draft SPR-003, please refer to this link.

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