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Reverberation chamber LUF 80MHz


A reverberation chamber is a specialized EMC test chamber generating very high field strength using modest amplifier power. The reverberation room is mainly used for testing electrical immunity of test objects. The shielding is established by constructing the test chamber from a 2 mm pan-type galvanized or aluminum panel system. The reverberation chamber creates a multi functional EMC test facility for commercial, military and automotive testing.

The reverberation chamber model 1716-0080 has a Lowest Usable Frequency (LUF) of 80MHz. The usable test volume depends on the size of the equipment under test (EUT) and will be determined upon customer request.

Typical features of the reverberation chamber model 1716-0080:

  • Lowest usable frequency 80MHz
  • Usable test volume 7 x 7 x 4,5 (h) m
  • Shielding effectiveness according to EN 50147-1 (>80dB at 10kHz)
  • Full compliance immunity test site for frequency range of 80MHz to 18GHz as per IEC 61000-4-21

Applicable standards / test methods for the reverberation chamber model 1716-0080:

  • IEC 61000-4-21
  • MIL-STD-461-E&F
  • RTCA/DO-160-G

Typical performance of the reverberation chamber model 1716-0080:


Typical specifications of the reverberation chamber model 1716-0080:

Usable test volume
EUT door
Wall entry panel
EUT power line
Frequency range
Stirrer system
12.75 x 10.80 x 6.375 m (l*w*h)
7.00 x 7.00 x 4,50 m (l*w*h)
2mm ZMA-140 shielding panels with a free standing structural steel support
Honeycomb model 1791-3030 (300x300mm / 18GHz)
RF shielded sliding door model 1756-3030-Fa (3000x3000mm) incl. lift platform
Model 1795-3030 (300x300mm) including RF connectors
Filtered 230VAC / 32A / single phase model 4801-032
CDMT lights 150W model 1840-150
From 80MHz up to 18GHz
Solid metal ground plane
Space saving proprietary new oscillating stirring technology
In addition to our standardized models all chambers are available in customized dimensions to satisfy our customers’ individual requirements.

Reverberation chamber 80MHz is designed with an oscillating wall stirrer. This innovative stirrer design is invented by Comtest Engineering and is a patented design. The new and innovative stirrer design achieves higher field strengths and a larger test volume inside the reverberation room.  All Comtest stirrer systems are compatible with software by Nexio, Teseq and Rohde & Schwarz. The stirrer systems can be controlled using a standard office PC or lab top. Comtest can offer the reverberation chamber as a turnkey solution incl. Nexio software, operational verification and after sales service support.

Reverberation chamber options:

  • An additional shielded room can be installed to house high power RF amplifiers (amplifier room) or control and test        equipment (control room)
  • Additional RF shielded swing door
  • Non-conductive test table
  • EUT grounding strip
  • Various RF connectors and FO feed throughs and wave guides
  • Pair of antenna’s
  • Non-conductive bracket with adapter  for antenna’s