Performance Testing of Anechoic Chamber
Anechoic chambers are widely used in performing EMC measurements according to the established EMC standards. In space area, the elements of EMC measurements such as emission, immunity and susceptibility are critically important to ascertain that all of electrical and electronic components in the satellite body will function correctly without fail, thus ensures the smoothness of satellite operation upon launching into space. Realising this, level of anechoic chamber performance should always be in the optimum state as possible. This paper presents the specific tests that were carried out in the anechoic chamber as to determine the accuracy of its performance. All four types of tests were run in main chamber, control and amplifier room within frequencies range of 10 kHz to 20GHz. The tests will characterize the shielding effectiveness of RF shielded enclosure, the Field Uniformity Area (FUA), Site VSWR and Normalised Site Attenuation (NSA) of anechoic chamber. The basis of the measurement techniques is described and typical test results are discussed. Based on the results, it is concluded that the anechoic chamber is in good condition, ready for testing and capable to produce reliable output.
R. Varatharajoo, F.I. Romli, K.A. Ahmad, D.L. Majid and F. Mustapha
H. Mustapha et al., "Performance Testing of Anechoic Chamber", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 252-256, 2014