ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The idea of producing a dosimetry handbook grew out of conversations in the early 1970s of the late Curtis C. Johnson, Professor and Chairman of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, with John C. Mitchell and Stewart J. Allen of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. Under the direction of Mr. Mitchell, USAFSAM has funded the development and publication of all four editions of this handbook. The outstanding contributions of Dr. Johnson were sorely missed upon his untimely death just before publication of the second edition. Mr. Allen served as project scientist for the first three editions. Lieutenant Luis Lozano served as project scientist for the fourth edition until his unexpected death in 1983, when William D. Hurt became the project scientist.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of these USAFSAM staff scientists whose skill and dedication were crucial to the development and publication of this handbook. Mr. Mitchell wrote Chapter 11 on RFR safety standards, and Mr. Allen wrote Chapter 7 (except for sections 7.2.6 and 7.3) on dosimetric measurement techniques. Mr. Hurt developed the least-squares best-fit relationship for tissue permittivity (in Chapter 4), and Mr. Hurt and Lt. Lozano developed an empirical relationship for SAR (in Chapter 5). We also appreciate the contributions of Dr. David N. Erwin, Dr. Jerome Krupp, Mr. James Merritt, and Mr. Richard Bixby, USAFSAM, in reviewing the draft of the handbook and making many valuable suggestions.
In the eight years since the first edition of this handbook was published, many people have made suggestions for improvement, all of which are greatly appreciated. Also, a number of people contributed material (as indicated at the beginning of appropriate chapters or sections) or otherwise collaborated in one or more of the editions, and several people served as external reviewers of the fourth edition. Their detailed comments were invaluable in refining the document.
The publication of four editions of this handbook has required many hours of typing, most of which was done by Doris Bartsch in the earlier editions and by Ruth Eichers in the later editions. We have appreciated their expertness and cheerful dedication which saved us many hours of hard work.

Collaborators and Contributors

Eleanor R. Adair, Ph.D.
John B. Pierce Foundation Laboratory
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Stewart J. Allen, B.S.
National Center For Devices and Radiological Health
Rockville, Maryland

Peter W. Barber, Ph.D.
Clarkson College, Potsdam, New York

Arthur W. Guy, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle, Washigton

William D. Hurt, M.S.
U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

Curtis C. Johnson
(deceased)

James L. Lords, Ph.D.
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Luis Lozano
(deceased)

John C. Mitchell, B.S.
U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

David K. Ryser, B.S.
Rochester, Minnesota

Herman P. Schwan, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reviewers

Stewart J. Allen, B.S.
National Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Rockville, Maryland

Kenneth R. Foster, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Phildelphia, Pennsylvania

Donald I. McBee, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Richard G. Olsen, Ph.D.
Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Pensacola, Florida

Herman P. Schwan, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas S. Tenforde, Ph.D.
University of California
Berkeley, California



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Last modified: June 14, 1997
October 1986, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Medical Division (AFSC), Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235-5301