NTS conducts wireless RF regulatory testing as well as RF immunity testing under its EMC/EMI capabilities. Also, we are capable of RF data record/playback in our RFR series of systems designed to support RF testing in applications where the source signal is not readily available in the lab where units must be tested.
In addition, NTS can cover a wide range of ad-hoc mode and infrastructure mode tests, including throughput, media streaming, power management, roaming, and security (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.). NTS also performs flat channel and multipath testing.
RF testing is performed in a shielded, isotropic reverberation chamber in which boundary conditions can be randomized using a paddle or tuner. These chambers give the tester the option of stirring the field in one of two ways:
Many of our testing labs feature anechoic chambers of varying sizes and specifications. To determine which lab is best equipped to handle the needs of your specific project, contact NTS today.
There are numerous advantages to performing RF testing in a shielded reverberation chamber. Testing in these conditions allows all sides of the device under test to be exposed to RF, fulfilling the requirements for direct illumination testing necessary for compliance with many regulatory standards. In addition, constantly changing field intensities eliminates the need for window effects testing, and repeatability is improved.
Reverb testing is the preferred method for flight critical avionics devices, as stated in SAE ARP 5583 guidelines. It is also useful for any large or complex system requiring verification of RF immunity.
Check our our Quick Guide to Reverberation Testing.
Whatever your specific RF testing requirements, NTS can help. For more than 50 years, we have been simplifying the QA and certification processes for businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. We are a valued partner to defense contractors, telecommunications manufacturers and more. RF testing is only one aspect of our capabilities — with a number of labs located across the country, we can determine the set of processes that’s right for your business and expedite testing to help you get your product to market faster.