Design of Shielded Enclosures

Cost-Effective Methods to Prevent EMI


  • Louis T. Gnecco, Certified Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer, Certified Electrostatic Discharge Control Engineer, Certified TEMPEST Professional, Master of Science, Electrical Engineering George Washington University, Bachelor of Engineering, Manhattan College, President, TEMPEST, INC.

The author provides a full-range of cost options on how to prevent EMI: from inexpensive enclosures that are adequate for many situations to the most advanced shielding techniques used in scientific applications. This unique book will show the reader how to select the most suitable technique for the application: something that will do the job, yet avoid expensive and time-consuming "overkill." Design of Shielded Enclosures provides a variety of practical techniques that will reveal how well an enclosure is working without a lot of expensive and time-consuming tests. This book will also show how to determine when detailed testing is necessary.
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Engineers, circuit designers, and engineering students.


Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7270-2


"This book is here to provide a practical guide for the perfect design and construction of shielded enclosures. We are looking for more such valuable books to enrich our library." Dr. Mohammed Eleiwa, Univ. of Mississippi

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of shielding, including: reflection; absorption; air gaps; slot radiators; joints; vents; penetrations; magnetic shielding; and ultra-high frequency shielding. Types of enclosures, including: shielded enclosures for small or hand-held devices; enclosures for medium-size devices such as disk drives or monitors; enclosures for computer systems and equipment; shielded rooms and test chambers; and multi-story enclosures. Accessories, including: power-line filters; wave guides; fiber optics; gaskets; vents; shielded windows; latches; actuators; knobs and push-buttons; doors; and access panels. Testing, including current shielding effectiveness standards, safety devices, antennas, signal generators, troubleshooting, and test reports