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Plane Wave Integral Representation for Fields in Reverberation Chambers



David A. Hill


A plane wave integral representation is presented for well-stirred fields in a reverberation chamber. The representation automatically satisfies Maxwell's equations in a source-free region and the statistical properties of the fields are introduced through the angular spectrum, which is taken to be a random variable. Starting with fairly simple and physically appropriate assumptions for the angular spectrum a number of properties of the electric and magnetic fields and the power received by an antenna or a test object are derived. Many of these properties and test object responses are in agreement with other theories or with measured results. An important result for radiated immunity testing is that the ensemble (stirring) average fo received power is equal to the average over plane wave incidence and polarization.
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility


dipole antenna, electric field, loop antenna, magnetic field, mode-stirred chamber, radiated immunity, reverberation chamber, statistical electromagnetics


Hill, D. (1998), Plane Wave Integral Representation for Fields in Reverberation Chambers, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created July 31, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017