AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation Developing New EMC Testing Center in Pennsylvania

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has started construction of a new testing center at its global headquarters in Souderton, PA. In addition to showcasing AR’s equipment, chambers, software, and system solution design capabilities, the new facility will enable the company to perform tests up to HIRF level field strengths and EMC standards testing such as MIL-STD-461, DO-160, ISO-11451-2, and IEC-61000-4-3.

“We are excited to embark on this project that will expand our inhouse capabilities and enable us to showcase the full breadth of AR solutions,” says Donald "Shep" Shepherd, Chairman of AR. “Our new center provides customers alike with access to an industry-leading EMC testing facility, further exemplifying that AR is committed to supporting their efforts in this important field.”

Highlights of the New AR Testing Center:

  • Large 10-meter semi-anechoic chamber with the ability to perform tests up to HIRF level field strengths.
  • Reverberation chamber with the lowest usable frequency of 200 MHz.
  • Turntables, antenna mast, and other positioning equipment.
  • Amplifier showcase.
  • Advanced testing capabilities.
  • Emcware.

AR’s new testing center is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021. To accommodate large equipment and field strengths, the new facility will feature a 10-meter semi-anechoic chamber and a reverberation chamber. These capabilities will enable AR to conduct final acceptance tests in house for customers, prior to shipment. Additionally, a built-in product showcase will demonstrate the performance and breadth of AR’s solutions.