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...

Space Force Moves into a New Era, Partnering with Private Companies for Defense

The Space Force is smaller than the other military forces and will be very much more "technology dependent" in order to accomplish its mission of protecting the military on the ground by monitoring events occurring  on earth from space.  Much of the Space Force's mission will be accomplished with the use of satellites.  The Space Force is planning to follow the lead of NASA, by partnering with private businesses that are already involved in the aerospace field like SpaceX...

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...

RF EMI Shielding-Helping Our Systems Work Well Together

You know how it is in the workplace.  If one works in a "cubicle farm" with large open spaces and no privacy, all of the ambient noise created by co-workers makes it very hard for one to concentrate on the project at hand.  The noise and interference present in the environment make doing one's best work much harder.  It's nicer and more efficient to have a private office, protected from outside distraction by four walls, a ceiling, and a...