Anechoic Chamber Available for Hire

Anechoic chambers are rooms which are lined within absorbent materials to provide a space which is shielded from external electromagnetic transmissions (both conducted and radiated). The chambers are used for analysing signals released from electronic equipment and the immunity of this equipment to signals received. It can also be used for examining the properties of sound without external interference.

MET has installed a semi-anechoic chamber at our Dover site. It is available for clients to rent for use in product development.

This is a semi-anechoic room. It is not yet fully validated, hence the recommendation for development work. Contact MET’s helpful team to enquire about availability.

Chamber dimensions

Work Envelope (WxDxH mm): 5000 x 2900 x 2400

Available equipment

  • Inritsu Spectrum Analyzer MS2601AHaefely P90.1 Control unit with Peft junior Burst tester
  •  Rohde & Schwarz EMI test receiver 9 - 30 MHz ESHS 10
  •  Rohde & Schwarz EMI test receiver 20 - 1000 MHz ESVS 10AR
  •  Amplifier Research Model 75A250 75 watt 10kHz - 250MHz RF Power Amplifier
  •  Amplifier Research Model 30W1000M7 30 watt 25 - 250MHz RF Power Amplifier
  •  Amplifier Research Model 30W1000M7 10 watt 1000MHz RF Power Amplifier
  •  MEB Absorptionsmebzange AMZ 41 30 - 1000 MHz radio interference absorbing clamp
  •  Roseei Diester 150MHz Frequency Counter & Function Generator with AM/FM Modulation
  •  Wayne Kerr WK PSG1000B Synthesized Modulated Signal generator 10kHz - 1GHZMFJ - 949E
  • Antenna tuner 300W, 1.8-30 MHZ, with peak cross meter,
  • Hewlett Packard EPM 441A Power meter
  • Inritsu Tracking generator MH680A1AR
  • Amplifier Research Model FM 2000 Isotropic field monitor
  • Hewlett Packard 8647A 250kHz - 1000 MHz signal generator
  • Wayne Kerr WK LSN09030A Line impedance stabilisation network 9kHz - 30MHz
  • Rohde & Schwarz ESH3Z5 . 831.5518.52 Two line V network tester

 

Some of the standards for which this chamber is suitable

IEC 60601 series

CISPR 11, Industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment - Electromagnetic disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.

 CISPR 12, Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engine driven devices - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of receivers except those installed in the vehicle/boat/device itself or in adjacent vehicles/boats/devices.

CISPR 14-1, Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission.

CISPR 14-2, Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2: Immunity - Product family standard.

CISPR 15, Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment

CISPR 20, Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment. Immunity characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

CISPR 24, Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.

CISPR 32, Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements

CISPR 35, Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirements

IEC EN 61000-3-2, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2 - Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)

IEC EN 61000-3-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-4: Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A

IEC/TS EN 61000-3-5, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3: Limits - Section 5: Limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A

 IEC EN 61000-4-2, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)- Part 4-2: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrostatic discharge immunity test

IEC EN 61000-4-3, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)- Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test

IEC EN 61000-4-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test

IEC EN 61000-4-5, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test

IEC EN 61000-4-6, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields

IEC EN 61000-4-7, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-7: Testing and measurement techniques - General guide on harmonics and interharmonics measurements and instrumentation, for power supply systems and equipment connected thereto

IEC EN 61000-4-8, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-8: Testing and measurement techniques - Power frequency magnetic field immunity test

IEC EN 61000-4-9, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-9: Testing and measurement techniques - Pulse magnetic field immunity test

IEC EN 61000-4-11, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests

ISO 11452, Road vehicles - Electrical disturbances by narrowband radiated electromagnetic energy - Component test methods

EN 50 081 part1 European Generic emission standard, part1: Domestic, commercial and light industry environment, replaced by EN61000-6-3

EN 50 081 part2 European Generic emission standard, part2: industrial environment, replaced by

EN 55 011 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics for scientific and medical equipment

EN 55 013 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of broadcast receivers

EN 55 014 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of household appliances and power tools, replaced by EN55014-1, and immunity part is covered by EN55014-2

EN 55 015 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of fluorescent lamps

EN 55 022 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment

EN 60 555 part 2 and 3 Disturbances of power supply network (part 2) and power fluctuations (part 3) caused by of household appliances and power tools, replaced by EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3

EN 13309 Construction Machinery - Electromagnetic compatibility of machines with internal electrical power supplies

VDE 0875 German EMC directive for broadband interference generated by household appliances

VDE 0871 German EMC directive for broadband and narrowband interference generated by information technology equipment

EN 50 082 part1 European immunity standard, part1: Domestic, commercial and light industry environment, replaced by EN61000-6-1

EN 50 093 European, immunity to short dips in the power supply (brownouts)

EN 55 020 European, immunity from radio interference of broadcast receivers

 EN 55 024 European immunity requirements for information technology equipment

MIL-STD 461 EMC for subsystem and components.

MIL-STD 464 EMC for systems.

This is a semi-anechoic room. It is not yet fully validated, hence the recommendation for development work. Contact MET’s helpful team to enquire about availability.