Inverse Fourier transform technique of measuring averaged absorption cross section in the reverberation chamber and Monte Carlo study of its uncertainty

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The averaged absorption cross section (ACS) of a lossy object characterises its ability to capture power from diffused electromagnetic waves. The averaged ACS is very important in many EMC research areas such as indoor wireless channel modelling and human safety exposure study. The measurement of averaged ACS in a reverberation chamber can be achieved by measuring the rate of power loss in the time domain, however this technique requires dense frequency sampling for taking the inverse Fourier transform, which is very time consuming. A new scenario which accelerates the measurement speed is presented in this paper. It combines the technique of non-linear curve fitting to the power delay profile, segmented frequency sweeping and continuous mode stirring. The scenario was validated by measuring the averaged ACS of a hollow plastic sphere filled with deionized water in an EMC reverberation chamber. Measurement results showed a good accordance with the simulations and the measurement uncertainty was studied numerically with the Monte Carlo method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC EUROPE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1415-6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2016
EventEMC Europe 2016 - Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 5 Sept 20169 Sept 2016


ConferenceEMC Europe 2016

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  • absorption cross section
  • reverberation chamber

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