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...

E-Smog, a New Presence by a “True Original” Participant in the RF/EMI Shielded Clothing Market!

  E-Smog, one of the original brands in RF/EMI Shielded Clothing, is returning to the market with some new styles.  You are able to test the Shielding Effectiveness (SE) of the garments using RF meters and various other methods of testing.  Though there are many different testing methods available, one fact remains constant.  No matter what method of testing is used, there is a surprising difference in the level of RF/EMI exposure between no coverage (bare skin), coverage with regular...

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...

Wearing “Healthy Clothing” can be Both Stylish and Good for You!

                                                         Do You Have Any of these Symptoms? Fatigue Depression Hot Flashes/Cold Sweats Sensitive Skin/Rashes Circulatory Issues Recent Surgery Check our Silverell® Garments and Accessories!  All of our garments are made of fabrics with a high content of Silver.  Silver's antibacterial and antimicrobial effects have long been...

What’s in Your Wallet? Hopefully, Some Shielding Material!

In today's world, having credit cards or electronic ID cards in your wallet isn't secure enough protection for the personal information they carry.  You must have some sort of additional security for them there in your pocket.  When I grew up, the best security for wallets was what over the road truckers or motorcyclists had, a chain that connected their wallet to their belt or the pants that they were wearing, stopping physical thievery and that was good enough. Today's thief...

Minimizing UV and RF Radiation Exposure, A Great Idea for Either End of the EMR Spectrum

UV Radiation When I was a child fifty-five years ago, my mother often encouraged us to go outside and "get a nice healthy suntan".  As time went on, we took it a step further and used tanning beds, as they provided the necessary UVA and UVB to get the tan.  Along the way, we also learned that there is an element of truth about being exposed to the sun being healthy for us.  Limited exposure to the sun gives the positive...

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...