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Technician Training Course

** This course can be offered based on customer interest.

Several standards including MIL-STD 461E, RTCA DO 160D, IEC 61000-4-21, and SAE J551/J113 permit the use of reverberation chambers for EMC certification testing.  This course is designed especially for technicians who will be involved in radiated emission or immunity testing of commercial or military systems using reverberation chambers. 

The hands-on course includes demonstrations, test setups and instrumentation, statistical sampling techniques (mechanical tuner operation and frequency sweeps), chamber characterization, calibration measurements and primarily of a series of hands-on experiments conducted in 4 to 5 person groups. The experiments and demonstrations are conducted in the small (2.5 x 4 x 7 feet) OSU reverberation chamber and an ETS-Lindgren SMART 80 chamber.

After completing the course participants will have a thorough understanding of how to conduct EMC testing in a reverberation chamber. They will have developed a test plan for an immunity test with specified conditions and objectives.  They will also have a permanent record of data collected and analyzed, and an extensive set of notes. Due to the time devoted to hands-on activity in the reverberation chambers, the number of participants will be limited.


  • Practical application is emphasized with only enough theory to provide an understanding of how to use reverberation chambers for EMC testing.
  • The course includes the use of structured EXCEL spread sheets to perform typical calculations and develop graphical products for evaluating acquired data.
  • The course will correct common misperceptions about using reverberation chambers for EMC testing.
  • Information from the course will serve as a guide for better testing and calibration procedures.