Basic Rules for Anechoic Chamber Design, Part Two: Compact Ranges and Near Field Measurements

Author: Vince Rodriguez
Publication: Microwave Journal Magazine, February 2016
Copyright Owner: Microwave Journal

The task of adequately specifying performance for an indoor anechoic chamber without driving unnecessary costs or specifying contradictory requirements calls for insight that is not always available to the author of the specification. Although there are some articles and books13 that address anechoic chamber design, a concise compendium of reference information and rules of thumb on the subject would be useful. This second part of the series intends to do that, concentrating on the sizing of compact ranges and chambers for near field systems. As was done in part one, simple approximations are used for absorber performance to generate a series of equations that help specify performance and size of facilities.

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