U.S. Army's anechoic chamber accommodates larger ground vehiclesNews
September 23, 2015
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) opened up a new anechoic chamber on the east coast.
The facility provides CERDEC engineers to test vehicles in different radio frequency spectrums, allowing for maximum function while maintaining accurate performance measurement. The anechoic chamber gives the space and flexibility to drive in the largest Army ground vehicle with test platforms aboard, then rotate it 360 degrees without removing it from testable conditions, officials say.
"Once deployed, this will be a game changer for the WIN-T [Warfighter Information Network-Tactical] network," says Gary Martin, program executive officer for Command, Control, and Communications. "With the improved performance and highly cost-effective nature of the directional networking antenna and its potential application to WIN-T, it will not only enhance the performance of the Army network, but will also reduce the antenna cost as much as 70 percent."
The Radio-frequency Electro-Magnetic Compatibility and Antenna Test (REMCAT) laboratory provides additional testing space required for larger and mobile vehicle-mounted projects.
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