ASTM D4935 - 18 - Standard Test Method for Measuring the Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Planar Materials

ASTM D4935 - 18

Standard Test Method for Measuring the Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Planar Materials

Status : Current   Published : May 2018



1.1 This test method provides a procedure for measuring the electromagnetic (EM) shielding effectiveness (SE) of a planar material for a plane, far-field EM wave. From the measured data, near-field SE values can be calculated for magnetic (H) sources for electrically thin specimens. 2,3 Electric (E) field SE values are also able to be calculated from this same far-field data, but their validity and applicability have not been established.

1.2 The measurement method is valid over a frequency range of 30 MHz to 1.5 GHz. These limits are not exact, but are based on decreasing displacement current as a result of decreased capacitive coupling at lower frequencies and on overmoding (excitation of modes other than the transverse electromagnetic mode (TEM)) at higher frequencies for the size of specimen holder described in this test method. Select any number of discrete frequencies within this range. For electrically thin, isotropic materials with frequency independent electrical properties of conductivity, permittivity, and permeability, measurements will possibly be needed at only a few frequencies as the far-field SE values will be independent of frequency. If the material is not electrically thin or if any of the parameters vary with frequency, make measurements at several frequencies within the band of interest.

1.3 This test method is not applicable to cables or connectors.

1.4  Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D4935 - 18
TitleStandard Test Method for Measuring the Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Planar Materials
Publication Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Electromagnetic shielding, far field, near field, shielding, shielding effectiveness (SE)
File Size579 KB

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