Modelling of EMC screens for radio base stations Part 1: Experimental parametric study
2004 (English)In: ITherm 2004, Vol 1, IEEE , 2004, 463-470 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Enclosing electronics in sealed metal boxes provides good electromagnetic shielding, but evidently restricts the air movement necessary for adequate cooling. In order to meet ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements, a perforated plate (an EMC screen) must be used. The design of this screen must provide a sufficient free area ratio for the adequate airflow, but at the same time the holes must be small enough to block electromagnetic radiation. An experimental set-up that represents a Radio Base Station (RBS) subrack was built inside a wind tunnel. The airflow pattern and pressure drop through the EMC screen were investigated experimentally for different subrack geometries, screen porosities and velocities, and the recirculation zones were identified. The study was performed by means of pressure and velocity measurements, together with smoke visualization under isothermal conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2004. 463-470 p.
EMC, Hot wire anemometer, Inclined flow, Perforated plate, Pressure drop, Pressure measurement, Smoke visualization, Subrack
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6731ISI: 000222478500065ScopusID: 2-s2.0-4444297390ISBN: 0-7803-8357-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6731DiVA: diva2:11524
ITherm 2004 - Ninth Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems; Las Vegas, NV; United States; 1 June 2004 through 4 June 2004
QC 201006292007-01-112007-01-112014-12-09Bibliographically approved