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Electromagnetic Penetration Studies for Three Different Aircraft



Chriss A. Grosvenor, David R. Novotny, Dennis G. Camell, Galen H. Koepke, Robert Johnk, Nino Canales


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has completed penetration studies on three different aircraft for the Federal Aviation Administration. These studies are used to understand cavity coupling characteristics between antennas placed at various angular positions around an aircraft and to understand the field uniformity within these cavities with antennas placed in various compartments inside the aircraft. This paper shows how penetration varies as a function of frequency, antenna type, antenna polarization, and cavity susceptibility for three different aircraft types, a commercial airline jet, a business jet, and a composite aircraft. The quality factor and time decay of fields for internal coupling between two antennas placed in the aircraft at different locations is also presented.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Symp.
Conference Dates
August 17-21, 2009
Conference Location
Austin, TX


aircraft penetration, antennas, shielding, time-domain, ultrawideband


Grosvenor, C. , Novotny, D. , Camell, D. , Koepke, G. , Johnk, R. and Canales, N. (2009), Electromagnetic Penetration Studies for Three Different Aircraft, IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Symp., Austin, TX, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created August 17, 2009, Updated November 10, 2018