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Absorbers

Absorber requirement for Fully Anechoic and Semi Anechoic Chambers

Fully Anechoic and Semi Anechoic Chambers require implementation of absorbers.  Reliant EMC brings to you the Frankonia line of absorbers.  You can choose from ferrite absorbers, pyramid absorbers, non-combustible absorbers or hybrid absorbers.

 

Frankonia Unique Absorbers

Frankosorb® Nano-thinfilm Technology is the only non-combustible abosorber in nano-thinfilm technology with carbon offering perfect and long-time stable conditions.
 

Ferrite Absorbers

Frankonia Ferrite absorbers they offer very good reflection attenuation characteristics covering 30 MHz-1000 MHz, making this absorber suitable for the use in compact chambers. Ferrite absorbers are used where pyramid absorbers cannot be used due to limited space. Higher frequency range, up to 18 GHz, can be achieved by using a combination of absorbers.
 

Pyramid Absorbers

Frankonia Pyramid absorbers are available in different sizes. The required length of the pyramid absorber depends on the frequency specified for the anechoic chamber. Pyramid absorbers offer lower, lower weight and use up to the high GHz range.
 

Non-Combustible Absorbers

FrankoSorb® RF absorbers are constructed in “thin film” technology which replaces the carbon filled foam absorber technology. FrankoSorb® RF absorber significant advantages are:
  • • High absorption capability
  • • No aging or drooping problems
  • • Non-combustible according to DIN 4102, fire-class A2
  • • Weatherproof
  • • Low ongoing ownership costs
  • • High repeatable performance characteristics
  • • Non-toxic waste
  • • No carbon dust
 
FRANKONIA IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER WORLDWIDE WHO PRODUCES NON-COMBUSTIBLE ABSORBERS ACCORDING TO FIRE-CLASS DIN 4102 A2
 

Hybrid Absorbers

Frankonia Hybrid Absorber technology combines ferrite absorbers with impedance matched pyramid absorbers installed in front of them. The hybrid absorbers are good solution for 3m chambers and required frequency from 30 MHz up to approx. 20 GHz.
 

 

detailed absorber information:

Absorber Lining

For the selection of the absorber material several things must be considered; the frequency range that have to be covered (including the requirements regarding chamber performance), the size of the place of installation as well as the respective costs.
 
You can choose ferrite, pyramid or hybrid absorbers.
 
The following differences between the absorber types must be taken into account:
· Reflectivity over a defined frequency range
· Dimensions (length) and consequently the space required
· Cost

 

Ferrite Absorbers

An important advantage of ferrite absorbers is the fact that, despite their small thickness, they offer very good reflection attenuation characteristics starting already from a frequency of 30 MHz, thus being perfectly suitable for the use in smaller rooms.
The biggest disadvantage however, is the relatively high price as well as the limitation of frequencies up to 1 GHz.
Ferrite absorbers should be considered in all the cases where pyramid absorbers cannot be used due to limited space.
An extension of the frequency range up to 18 GHz can be achieved by using a combination of ferrite absorbers with short pyramid absorbers (see hybrid absorbers).

 

Ferrite Absorbers

Pyramid Absorbers

Pyramid absorbers are available in sizes (lengths) of 100 mm to 2.500 mm. The required length depends mainly on the wavelength of the lowest usable frequency specified for the anechoic chamber. The length decreases with increasing frequency.
 
Pyramid absorbers of a size of >2.000 mm are mainly used in chambers with measuring distances of up to 10.0 m where the requirement for NSA correlation of better than ±4 dB has to be fulfilled from 30 MHz to 1 GHz. In tests with frequencies starting at 80 MHz (e.g. in immunity tests according to IEC/EN 61000-4-3) the respective requirements can be fulfilled already with a pyramid length of 75 cm.
For measurements in the range >1 GHz, even sizes of 200 to 300 mm are sufficient.
Compared to ferrite absorbers, the pyramid absorbers offer the considerable advantage of lower price (depending on size), lower weight and their practically unlimited use up to the high GHz range.

 

Non-Combustible Pyramid Absorbers in Thin-Film Technology

FRANKONIA IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER WORLDWIDE WHO PRODUCES NON-COMBUSTIBLE ABSORBERS ACCORDING TO FIRE-CLASS DIN 4102 A2

 

The FrankoSorb ® RF absorbers are constructed in the so-called “thin film” technology which totally replaces the carbon filled foam absorber technology.
This gives the FrankoSorb ® RF absorber the following significant advantages:
· High absorption capability
· No aging or drooping problems
· Non-combustible according to DIN 4102, fire-class A2
· Weatherproof
· Low ongoing ownership costs
· High repeatable performance characteristics
· Non-toxic waste
• No carbon dust
 
The mechanical realization of the absorber shape is independent from the absorbing function, realized by the resistance film.
The shape of the absorber can be made of a lightweight non-combustible, weatherproof and otherwise suitable material.
In comparison, the absorber film is very thin.
 
Typically it has a thickness of 10 μm. Consequently, all the advantages of the “shape material” also holds for the complete absorber.
· The absorbing foil is situated on the surface of the absorber and mounted directly on the shape material. Consequently, it can transfer absorbed energy very effectively to its surrounding and the absorber is capable of resisting very high field strength.
· Transportation volume is low because the hollow construction allows stacking.
· All the material in the thin-film technology absorber is non-toxic and noncombustible according to DIN 4102 class A2.
· FrankoSorb ® pyramid absorbers (fire class A2 and B2) fulfill the requirements for clean room compatibility according to ISO 14644-1, class 5.
 

Non-Combustible Pyramid Absorbers in Thin-Film Technology

 

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Hybrid Absorbers

Hybrid Absorbers are a combination of ferrite absorbers with impedance matched pyramid absorbers installed in front of them.
 
The hybrid absorbers combine the advantages of:
· Ferrite absorbers with good attenuation characteristics starting at 30 MHz and being flat
· Short pyramid absorbers with good attenuation characteristics up to the high GHz range
 
Hybrid absorbers are a good solution for smaller rooms (e.g. 3 m test range) with restricted external dimensions and frequency ranges from 30 MHz up to approx. 20 GHz.

 

Hybrid Absorbers, Thin-Film Technology

 

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