The U.S. Army has launchedÂ a new anechoic chamber at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in MarylandÂ in a move to expand the space forÂ vehicle tests.
The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center designed the Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Compatibility and Antenna Test laboratory to accommodate larger and mobile vehicle-mounted projects, the Army said Sept. 11.
CERDECÂ will use the chamber to perform RFÂ spectrum tests on vehicles.
âThis facility allows us to focus on a systemâs functionality in specific frequency ranges, then take test results and predict that it either can maintain signal capability or will lose âx-amountâ in the field,â said Frank Bohn, electronic protection and interference mitigation branch chiefÂ atÂ the CERDEC Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate.
âFrom there, we can provide suggestions to our customers about how to mitigate signal loss, or find a better solution to maintain capability,â Bohn added.