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Test Methods for RF-Based Electronic Safety Equipment



Catherine A. Remley, William F. Young


We describe the development of free-field test methods for wireless electronic safety equipment that replicate field-test conditions in a laboratory environment. The test methods can be used to verify the performance of wireless devices, such as those used by emergency responders, in the presence of known attenuation and under RF interference conditions. The test methods presented here were developed to support the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the revision of NFPA 1982: Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), but would be applicable to other types of RF-based equipment as well.
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility


emergency responder, RF interference, measurements, wireless systems, wireless test


Remley, C. and Young, W. (2013), Test Methods for RF-Based Electronic Safety Equipment, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, [online], (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created January 4, 2013, Updated January 27, 2020