5G-What’s the Latest Information on how it will Affect our Health?

The coming of 5G has had many people worried about "how will all of that RF radiation affect my health?" since its rollout in 2018.  The concern about cell phones in general and their radiation emission has increased over the years, as people spend more time on them and near them than ever before.  The FCC developed the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in 1996, at a time when the cell phone was just a phone.  The SAR reflected the...

Nesting isn’t just for Birds, Nested Enclosures Help to Determine Shielding Effectiveness!

The determination of the Shielding Effectiveness (SE) of a material at high frequencies/small wavelengths can give large variations in results based on the testing method employed.  One of the methods used to get more consistent results is to use a "nested" testing chamber, meaning a testing chamber is divided by a shielded wall across the middle of the chamber, with a window/hole in it.  On the receiving side, there is no mode stirring and the antenna is set up...

Robots are Good Workers, but can Make a lot of Noise in the Testing Room. An Absorber Sleeve can Quiet things Down!

Antenna manufacturers make antennas for many uses.  The end user of each antenna needs to know the characteristics of the antennas to make sure that they are performing to their specifications.  The "characteristics" of an antenna's transmission and reception of signals are called the antenna's patterns.  These pattern measurements must be VERY precise and done with the antenna in many different positions during testing.  In order to make sure that the position of the antenna is correct, robotic arms...

The Autonomous Car, Can Electronic Systems Defeat Human Error?

Though it seems like something totally unbelievable, a car that can take you where you want to go without your ever having to do anything more than tell it where to go, this "car of tomorrow" is already starting to become a reality.  Many major automotive companies are now offering cars with "driver assistance" as standard equipment.  These "cars of today" can help you with braking if they feel that you are closing on another vehicle too quickly, they...