Shielding effectiveness measurements of racks, cabinets and enclosures

Shielding effectiveness measurement of a 19 inch rack using a specially designed miniature biconical antenna

Wave Scientific now provide an RF shielding effectiveness measurement service for measuring the shielding performance of 19 inch racks, cabinets and other small enclosures.

Shielded racks have been widely used in military facilities for many years and are also increasingly used for commercial purposes such as IT and Telecommunication infrastructure. They may be used both for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) purposes and also for protection from Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP).

Measurements of the shielding performance of racks and cabinets can be challenging as their small dimensions limits the size of antennas and other equipment that can be used inside the enclosure.
In order to optimise these measurements, we designed a series of small broadband antennas specifically for performing shielding verification measurements of small enclosures. Using these antennas along with with small signal generation and RF amplifiers allows us to measure high levels of shielding performance over a wide frequency range.

We offer measurements either at spot frequencies or with a swept frequency response and can cover frequencies up to 40 GHz. Measurements can include magnetic and electric field shielding effectiveness as well as plane wave and microwave field attenuation measurements.

The shielding effectiveness measurement of racks and cabinets complements our well established shielding effectiveness measurement service for evaluating shielded rooms and large shielded facilities.

To discuss your shielding effectiveness measurement requirements or any of our other RF and electromagnetic measurement capabilities, please contact us at info@wave-scientific.com or +44 (0)1273 906022