anechoic chambers

WHAT IS AN ANECHOIC CHAMBER AND WHY IS IT USED?

WHAT IS AN ANECHOIC CHAMBER AND WHY IS IT USED?

I’ve spent a large amount of time working in anechoic chambers, and possibly even longer analysing the data I’ve collected in them.  There is something very peaceful about working in a nice quite air-conditioned room with just the background hum of some radio frequency equipment.  It almost offsets the problem of the grey colour your hands turn from the carbon in the radar absorbing material.  Over the years I was often asked what the anechoic chamber was and why it was used, so here is a quick introduction to all things anechoic chamber.