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RF Safety EMF measurement and simulation tools
RF Safety EMF measurement and simulation tools

RF Safety EMF measurement and simulation tools

RF Safety EMF measurement and simulation tools
RF Safety EMF measurement and simulation tools

table of contents

>Introduction

 

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> EME Guard P a g e 4 > INSITE Box P a g e

> EME Guard

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> EME Guard P a g e 4 > INSITE Box P a g e 1

>INSITE Box

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> EME Spy 140 P a g e 8 > INSITE Free P a g

> EME Spy 140

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> EME Spy 140 P a g e 8 > INSITE Free P a g e

>INSITE Free

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> EME Spy

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>EMF Visual

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© SATIMO 2010

Product specifications and descriptions in this document are subject to change without notice. Actual products may differ in appearance from images shown.

> Why do we measure exposure levels?

The continuous growth of wireless communication has in the recent past raised public awareness and concerns about the potential health hazards due to exposure to “waves” (electromagnetic fields). Two non-profit international bodies have been asked to address this concern: the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) and the WHO (World Health Organization). In particular since 1992 WHO has been studying the potential risks associated with so called non-ionizing radiations and in 1998 the ICNIRP has published guidelines that each country should transpose into local laws and regulations. These guidelines are based on the effects that these radiations have on body temperature. Detailed information are available on WHO (www.who.int) and ICNIRP (www.icnirp.org) web sites.

Whenever there is electricity (voltage or current) an electromagnetic field (EMF) arises. All types of
Whenever there is electricity (voltage or current)
an electromagnetic field (EMF) arises. All types
of wireless transmissions (radio/TV broadcasting,
voice/data wireless communication) use
electromagnetic fields. The generated field
propagates in waves and is all around us even if we
cannot see it or hear it. The electromagnetic field has
two components: the Electric (E) Field and Magnetic
(H) Field, and they are proportional with each other.

What are reference levels?

To protect people from potential hazards, limits have been fixed by international organizations. These limits are called Reference Levels and are the maximum allowed E-field for a given frequency. These levels are derived from limits on the maximum allowable body tissue temperature increase caused by the fields. The restrictions refer to the SAR values (Specific Absorption Rate) that quantify the rate at which RF (radio frequency) energy is absorbed by the body. SAR values correspond to a temperature in- crease in a localized area of tissues in the human body. SAR values are challenging to measure in real environ- ments, which is why equivalent E-field reference levels have been calculated.

ICNIRP - Reference levels for exposure to electric fields
ICNIRP - Reference levels for exposure to electric fields
measurement standards

measurement standards

and protocols

measurement standards and protocols

The basic restrictions and reference levels defined by the ICNIRP are guidelines, which have been used as a basis by many countries to implement their own recommendations or laws and ensure that these levels are not exceeded. However, some countries or cities have decided to set their own limits independently from these guidelines.In order to compare the measured exposure levels to the regulatory limits, measurement protocols have been defi- ned, such as: ECC/REC/(02)04, EN50383, EN 50492, or IEEE Std.C95.3 for in-situ measurements.

A complete range of radio frequency

A complete range of radio frequency

safety instruments

A complete range of radio frequency safety instruments

SATIMO has developed a range of instruments to measure

the level of exposure to the electromagnetic field and to address the following needs:

To monitor actual levels and compare them to the regulatory limits.

To address public concern through appropriate communication.

To provide tools for occupational safety.

To simulate EMF radiation in real environments.

Common sources of electromagnetic fields are telecom- munication and broadcasting antennas, working on the FM,
Common sources of electromagnetic fields are telecom-
munication and broadcasting antennas, working on the
FM, TV, GSM, UMTS, WiFi… bands and point-to-point or
military transmission systems.
SATIMO EMF measurement product portfolio for RF safety
Measurement
Simulation
Occupational
General public
Both
safety
Broadband
Selectivity/
Selectivity/
N/A
services
channel
EME Guard
EME Spy
INSITE Box
INSITE Free
EMF Visual
BTS installer
BTS maintenance C Y
Mobile phone
operators
Other operators
(broadcast, PMR)
R&D labs, universities
Local and national
authorities
Regulators
Certification bodies
More information
on this product
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> Occupational safety

> Occupational

safety

4

> EME Guard

4 > EME Guard The EME Guard is a robust device easily worn on a belt

The EME Guard is a robust device easily worn on a belt clip, in an outside pocket or in a harness. It is equipped with three independent alarms (vibrator, buzzer and warning light) that alert the wearer as soon as the measured field level exceeds the predetermined exposure threshold. EME Guard comes with software that enables the user to customize alarm thresholds to requirements and to save measurement data for monitoring purposes.

main features

Product category

Broadband personal exposure meter

Measurement capabilities

Continuously records the electromagnetic field level and alerts user to potential over-exposure

User profile

Anyone working close to emitting antennas (broadcast, base station, radars …)

Installation and maintenance staff, broadcast, PMR and mobile phone operators or regulatory bodies employees

Frequency band

27 MHz to 40 GHz

Related recommendations

FCC 96-326

ICNIRP

Safety Code 6

2004/40/EC

Exposure thresholds are user-definable and can be adapted to any recommendation

system configuration

> Software: EME Guard Analysis on CD Rom > Equipment: Case Belt clip USB cable
> Software:
EME Guard Analysis on CD Rom
> Equipment:
Case
Belt clip
USB cable
Battery charger
> Accessories:
Belt and holster
Aquapac ® waterproof case
> Services:
Calibration report
Initial calibration
Additional calibration
Training
Extended warranty
Optional
Included

Occupational safety - EME Guard

A user friendly and flexible

A user friendly and flexible

instrument

A user friendly and flexible instrument

The EME Guard Analysis software defines two user profiles:

STEP 3: Define the recording period.

STEP 4: Start the device (ON/OFF button) and perform measurements.

STEP 5: Import the measurements in the form of secure files using a USB cable and display the results.

Administrator mode, gives additional rights to configure the device to requirements (threshold definition).

User mode, enables download and visualization of

measurements recorded in the embedded memory of the device.

The Administrator can customize the device according to the thresholds defined by his own guidelines. > Only the Administrator is given right of access to device configuration and customize.

STEP 1: Define the reference threshold that will trigger the visual alarm. The 4 warning lights are activated as soon as exposure level attains 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the chosen reference threshold.

STEP 2: Define the thresholds that will trigger the audio and vibrating alarms:

Over a 6 minute mean: the alarm is triggered as soon as the mean calculated over the preceding 6 minutes exceeds the predetermined threshold. This 6 minute calculation is the reference duration which conforms to the ICNIRP recommendations. Or:

Instantaneous: as soon as a measurement exceeds the threshold, the alarms are triggered.

measurement exceeds the threshold, the alarms are triggered. High performance probe for accurate measurements The EME
High performance probe for accurate

High performance probe for accurate

measurements

High performance probe for accurate measurements

The EME Guard is equipped with a triaxial probe which guarantees measurement isotropy. Each device comes with a calibration report. The performance of this sensor has been optimized to ensure maximum isotropy.

Isotropy at 1400 MHz Isotropy at 2100 MHz
Isotropy at 1400 MHz
Isotropy at 2100 MHz
The measurement files are downloaded on the PC’s hard disc as binary files, thus ensuring
The measurement
files are downloaded
on the PC’s hard disc
as binary files,
thus ensuring the
safety of historical
data.
Alarm front view
Alarm front view

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downloaded on the PC’s hard disc as binary files, thus ensuring the safety of historical data.

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A robust product

The device is equipped with an auto-test system which is launched when the device is switched on. This test ensures that the EME Guard is functioning normally and that battery level is sufficient. In any case, if the battery level is too low, an orange warning light alerts the user immediately.

The case is metallic and ensures an IP55 Ingress Protection level, ideal for outdoor use.

Technical characteristics

Frequency range

27 MHz – 40 GHz

Upper detection limit

200 V/m

Lower detection limit

5 V/m

Measurement uncertainty

Axial isotropy :

+/- 1 dB at 1400 MHz +/- 2 dB at 2100 MHz

Frequency response :

27 MHz - 2.5 GHz : +/- 3 dB 2.5 GHz - 6 GHz : + 6/0 dB

6 GHz - 10 GHz : + 12/+ 6 dB

10

GHz - 20 GHz : + 10/0 dB

20

GHz - 40 GHz : + 8/- 3 dB

Alarm configuration

Reference threshold

Configurable by the user 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 or 140 V/m

Alarm mode

Instantaneous or 6 min. mean

Visual alarm

4 LEDs 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the reference threshold

Audio alarm

Activated (from 5 V/m to 137 V/m) or de-activated

Vibrator

Activated (from 5 V/m to 137 V/m) or de-activated

Low battery indicator

Orange LED

Measurement configuration

Update period for display and alarms

1 sec

Measurement recording

Activated or de-activated

Recording capacity

30 000 measurements MAX

Recording period

1-255 sec

Duration of recording

• min.

1 mn

• max.

Duration in mn =

30 000 points X recording period (sec)

60

Conditions for use

Temperature, humidity

-10 to 50°C, 85% max. humidity

Power supply of battery charger

110 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz

Battery

Lithium-Ion

Battery life

> 100 hours

Type of link

USB

Mechanical characteristics

Dimensions

172 x 60 x 35 mm (H, L, W) without belt clip

Weight

320 g

Protection

IP 55

Hardware requirements

Processor

PC Pentium 500 MHz or equivalent

Cable link

USB

Operating system

Windows 98/2000/XP/7

Memory

256 MB RAM

Free space on hard disk

100 MB

link USB Operating system Windows 98/2000/XP/7 Memory 256 MB RAM Free space on hard disk 100
> General Public

> General Public

> EME Spy 140

> EME Spy 140 NEW PRODUCT • Operational frequency band up to 6 GHz • Detection
NEW PRODUCT • Operational frequency band up to 6 GHz • Detection threshold down to
NEW
PRODUCT
• Operational frequency
band up to 6 GHz
• Detection threshold down to 0.005 V/m
• Compact and light-weight
• Faster downloading process*
• Better IP rating*

* Than former EME Spy 121 version

EME Spy is a light and portable dosimeter which performs continuous measurements of the human exposure level to electromagnetic fields on predefined frequency bands. This unique solution enables accurate selective measurements without incurring the costs of an integrated spectrum analyzer.

main features

Certification

ICNIRP levels are used as a reference

Measurement capabilities

Continuously monitors personal exposure to electromagnetic fields, and identifies the type of contributor

User profile

Research laboratories, universities, municipalities, governmental agencies, broadcast, PMR, and mobile phone operators, regulatory bodies

Frequency band

14 selected frequency bands from 88 MHz to 5850 MHz

Related recommendations

ICNIRP levels are used as a reference

Other reference levels can be used from the Excel results

product configuration

> Software: EME SPY Analysis software > Equipment: Case USB cable > Services: Calibration report
> Software:
EME SPY Analysis software
> Equipment:
Case
USB cable
> Services:
Calibration report
Calibration
Installation
Training
Extended warranty
Optional
Included

General Public - EME Spy 140

Technical characteristics

FREQUENCY RANGES

AXIAL ISOTROPY

 

Min - Max

Standard

 

deviation

FM (88 – 108 MHz)

± 2.6 dB

± 1.7 dB

TV3 (174 – 223 MHz)

± 2.2 dB

± 1.3 dB

TETRA (380 - 390 MHz)

± 2.5 dB

± 1.2 dB

TV4&5 (470 – 830 MHz)

± 0.8 dB

± 0.4 dB

GSM Tx (880 – 915 MHz)

± 2.6 dB

± 1.6 dB

GSM Rx (925 – 960 MHz)

± 2.4 dB

± 1.5 dB

DCS Tx (1710 – 1785 MHz)

± 2.3 dB

± 1.3 dB

DCS Rx (1805 – 1880 MHz)

± 2.2 dB

± 1.4 dB

DECT (1880 – 1900 MHz)

± 1.2 dB

± 0.8 dB

UMTS Tx (1920 – 1980 MHz)

± 0.9 dB

± 0.5 dB

UMTS Rx (2110 – 2170 MHz)

± 1.3 dB

± 0.6 dB

WiFi 2G (2400 – 2500 MHz)

± 1.5 dB

± 0.8 dB

WiMAX (3400 – 3800 MHz)

± 2.9 dB

± 1.5 dB

WiFI 5G (5150 – 5850 MHz)

± 3.9 dB

± 2.0 dB

Differentiating upload and download link is not only useful to assess the contribution of each
Differentiating upload and download link
is not only useful to assess the contribution
of each transmitter, but also to avoid
corruption of the results by phones
emitting close to the dosimeter.
Vertical Polarization Horizontal Polarization 3,0 3,0 2,5 2,5 2,0 2,0 1,5 1,5 1,0 1,0 0,5
Vertical Polarization
Horizontal Polarization
3,0
3,0
2,5
2,5
2,0
2,0
1,5
1,5
1,0
1,0
0,5
0,5
0,0
0,0
➋ Probe characteristics

Probe

Tri-axial E-field probe 80 MHz – 6 GHz

Sensitivity

FM TETRA, TV4 & 5 GSM, DCS, DECT, UMTS, WiFi, 2G TV3, WiMAX, WiFi 5G

0.05 V/m

0.01 V/m

0.005 V/m

0.02 V/m

Dynamic

60 dB (up to 5V/m)

Measurement configuration

Number of data points

80 000 max

Logging intervals

4 - 255 s

EME Spy Analysis main window
EME Spy Analysis main window

Operating conditions

Temperature,

-10 to 50°C, 85% of humidity

humidity

Battery life*

80 hours

with a recording period of 60 sec

68

hours with a recording period of 30 sec

42

hours with a recording period of 10 sec

19

hours with a recording period of 4 sec

* 2 rechargeable batteries

Mechanical characteristics

Dimensions

168.5 x 79 x 49.7 mm (H x L x W)

Weight

410 g

Protection

IP 55

Hardware requirements

Processor

PC Pentium 500 MHz

Cable link

USB Port

Operating system

Windows 98/2000/XP/7*

Free space on hard disc

200 MB

* Currently undergoing evaluation

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USB Port Operating system Windows 98/2000/XP/7* Free space on hard disc 200 MB * Currently undergoing

> EME Spy 121/100

> EME Spy 121/100 EME Spy is a light and portable dosimeter which performs continuous measurements

EME Spy is a light and portable dosimeter which performs continuous measurements of the human exposure level to electromagnetic fields on predefined frequency bands.

main features

Product category

E-field frequency selective personal exposure meter

Measurement capabilities

Continuously monitors personal exposure to electromagnetic fields, and identifies the type of contributor

User profile

Research laboratories*, universities, municipalities, governmental agencies, broadcast, PMR, and mobile phone operators, regulatory bodies

Frequency band

EME SPY 121: From 88 MHz to 2.5 GHz

EME Spy 100: From 88 MHz to 2.17 GHz

Related recommendations

ICNIRP levels are used as a reference

Other reference levels can be used from the Excel results

* EME Spy (formerly DSP 090 and DSP 120) has been used for a number of scientific studies. For a complete list of our references, please contact us.

system configuration

> Software: EME Spy Analysis on CD Rom > Equipment: Case Belt clip USB cable
> Software:
EME Spy Analysis on CD Rom
> Equipment:
Case
Belt clip
USB cable
Battery charger
> Services:
Calibration report
Initial calibration
Additional calibration
Training
Extended warranty
Optional
Included
Differentiating upload and download link is not only useful to assess the contribution of each
Differentiating upload and download link
is not only useful to assess the contribution
of each transmitter, but also to avoid
corruption of the results by phones
emitting close to the dosimeter.

Thanks to its dedicated software, EME Spy Analysis, the dosimeter is easy to program. When the measurement cycle has finished, the collected data can be directly transferred to dedicated software with a USB cable. The data can also be exported to Excel, analysed, and compared to the recommended maximum exposure levels (using ICNIRP’s levels as a pre-defined reference).

The measurement files are downloaded on the PC’s hard disc as binary files, thus ensuring
The measurement files are downloaded
on the PC’s hard disc as binary files,
thus ensuring the safeguard of historical
data.
The dosimeter’s battery will
measure exposure
levels
for up to 20 days

EME Spy Analysis software enables the dosimeter to be administrated through a USB cable.

STEP 1: Set-up the device.

Define measurement period and duration.

Check the device.

Synchronise the date and time of the dosimeter and the computer.

STEP 2: Start the device (ON button) and perform measurements.

STEP 3: Import measurement data and present results.

Once the dosimeter is connected to the PC, the software can import the measurement data.

Each measurement datum (either the mean for the total field or for each frequency range) is linked to a date and a time.

If the ON button of the EME Spy is pressed at any point in time during the campaign, the measurement will be specifically marked in the downloaded file.

The collected data can be post

processed and presented

 

in a clear and simple way

EME Spy Analysis post-processes the measurement data and presents statistical information in graphical form.

The software allows the display of both the instanta- neous value or the 6 minute mean value.

The data can be exported to Excel and compiled with other measurement data.

EME Spy Analysis main window General public - EME Spy 121/100
EME Spy Analysis main window
General public - EME Spy 121/100

Technical characteristics 88 MHz - 2.5 GHz

EME SPY 121

FREQUENCY RANGES

AXIAL ISOTROPY

FM

88 MHz

>

108 MHz

± 1.3 dB

TV3

174 MHz

>

223 MHz

± 1.3 dB

TETRA

380MHz

>

400MHz

± 1.2 dB

TV4&5

470 MHz

>

830 MHz

± 0.9 dB

GSM TX

880 MHz

>

915 MHz

± 1.8 dB

GSM RX

925 MHz

>

960 MHz

± 0.8 dB

DCS TX

1710 MHz

>

1785 MHz

± 1.4 dB

DCS RX

1805 MHz

>

1880 MHz

± 1.0 dB

DECT

1880 MHz

>

1900MHz

± 1.3 dB

UMTS TX

1920 MHz

>

1980 MHz

± 0.8 dB

UMTS RX

2110 MHz

>

2170 MHz

± 1.8 dB

WIFI

2400 MHz

>

2500 MHz

± 3.3 dB

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0.8 dB UMTS RX 2110 MHz > 2170 MHz ± 1.8 dB WIFI 2400 MHz >

Technical characteristics 88 MHz - 2.17 GHz

EME SPY 100

FREQUENCY RANGES

AXIAL ISOTROPY

FM

88 MHz

>

108 MHz

± 1.3 dB

TV7

177 MHz

>

213 MHz

± 1.3 dB

TETRA

380MHz

>

400MHz

± 1.2 dB

TV47

473 MHz

>

749 MHz

± 0.9 dB

CDMA TX

824 MHz

>

848 MHz

± 0.8 dB

CDMA RX

869 MHz

>

893 MHz

± 1.0 dB

PCS TX

1750 MHz

>

1780 MHz

± 1.4 dB

PCS RX

1840 MHz

>

1870 MHz

± 1.0 dB

IMT-2000 TX

1920 MHz

>

1980 MHz

± 0.8 dB

IMT-2000 RX

2110 MHz

>

2170 MHz

± 1.8 dB

Isotropy at 2140 MHz Isotropy at 650 MHz
Isotropy at 2140 MHz
Isotropy at 650 MHz
MHz ± 1.8 dB Isotropy at 2140 MHz Isotropy at 650 MHz ➋ Probe characteristics Probe

Probe characteristics

Probe

Triaxial E-field probe

Sensitivity

0.05 V/m

Dynamic - EME Spy 121

46 dB (up to 10 V/m)

Dynamic - EME Spy 100

40 dB (up to 5 V/m)

Measurement configuration

Number of data points - EME Spy 121 Number of data points - EME Spy 100 Logging intervals

12540

7168

4-255s

Conditions for use

Temperature, humidity

-10 to 50°C,

85% of humidity

Battery

Lithium-Ion

Battery life

Up to 20 days

Power supply of battery charger

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz max. 0.9A

Mechanical characteristics

Dimensions

193 X 95.6 X 69.4 mm (H, L, W)

Weight

450 g

Protection

IP 50

Hardware requirements

Processor

PC Pentium 500 MHz

Cable link

USB Port

Operating system

Windows 98/2000/XP/7

Memory

256 MB RAM

Free space on hard disc

200 MB

General public - INSITE Box

> INSITE Box

General public - INSITE Box > INSITE Box NEW FEATURES Configure our standard product to your
NEW FEATURES Configure our standard product to your own requirements and discover the full capabilities
NEW
FEATURES
Configure our standard product
to your own requirements and
discover the full capabilities of
our solutions in our “
Product features”

The INSITE Box is an area-monitoring device of personal exposure levels. As opposed to spot measurements (such as measurements made with spectral analysis portable systems), INSITE Box

can be positioned in the vicinity of emitting antennas to monitor exposure over

a period of time. Thanks to SATIMO’s

unique filter technology, it can differentiate

the contributor and present measurement results for each pre-defined frequency band (Ex: GSM, UMTS etc…).

It can transfer data through a modem,

a 3G card or an Ethernet cable, allowing remote control of the measurement campaign and direct publication of the data on a dedicated website.

main features

Product category

Remotely-operated E-field frequency selective monitoring station

Measurement capabilities

Continuously monitors the electromagnetic field within specific geographical areas

User profile

Municipalities, governmental agencies, mobile phone operators, regulatory bodies

Frequency band

A choice of up to 16 bands, see possible combinations in the table below

Related recommendations

ICNIRP levels are used as a reference; other reference levels can be used from the Excel results

system configuration

>Software: INSITE Box Control on CD Rom INSITE Box Analysis on CD Rom >Equipment: RS
>Software:
INSITE Box Control on CD Rom
INSITE Box Analysis on CD Rom
>Equipment:
RS 232 or USB cable
Solar panel
Ethernet cable*
3G card*
Embedded PC
Free space on FTP site
SIM card with GPRS function activated
>Services:
Calibration report
Initial calibration
Additional calibration
Training
Extended warranty
Product customization
Alarms when predefined level
is exceeded sent per SMS or email
* Option only available with embedded PC
Optional
Included
Required

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level is exceeded sent per SMS or email * Option only available with embedded PC Optional

Monitor exposure level within

a

geographical area

and publish

results on website

 

The INSITE Box is connected to a website or PC through a FTP site. Thus installation requires the user to provide a SIM card for the GSM/GPRS modem.

STEP1: Input FTP details, SIM Card and configure cycle parameters. During the installation stage, the INSITE Box is connected to a PC (with RS 232 or USB ca- ble), where INSITE Box Control software has been installed.

STEP 2: After the first cycle, use INSITE Box Analysis to download the results. The software enables either auto- matic or manual data importation from the FTP site.

STEP 3: If required, use INSITE Box Analysis remote management features to send new configuration data to the station and modify measurement sequences (for ins- tance if the measurement period needs to be changed).

A

tool that gives residents/public

access to information

 

The data collected on the FTP site can feed a dedicated website where measurement information and results are presented. INSITE Box can easily be used to cover more

than one specific area and can be moved from time to time to monitor other areas. Websites usually display a map, so that residents can easily identify where the stations are, and a calendar where information is presented (with daily, weekly and monthly statistics on exposure levels).

daily, weekly and monthly statistics on exposure levels). ➊ Technical characteristics 14 FREQUENCY BAND

Technical characteristics

14

FREQUENCY BAND

FREQUENCY RANGES

INSITE BOX 080

 

INSITE BOX 070

 

Included

Optional

 

«

  « Product features »

Product features »

AM

525 KHz

> 1605 KHz

HF

3

> 30 MHz

FM

88

> 108 MHz

TV3

174

> 223 MHz

TV7

177

> 213 MHz

TETRA

380

> 400 MHz

TV4&5

470

> 830 MHz

TV 47

473

> 749 MHz

CDMA RX

869

> 893 MHz

GSM TX

880

> 915 MHz

GSM RX

925

> 960 MHz

DCS TX

1710

> 1785 MHz

DCS RX

1805

> 1880 MHz

PCS RX

1840

> 1870 MHz

DECT

1880

> 1900 MHz

UMTS Tx

1920

> 1980 MHz

UMTS Rx/ IMT-2000 RX

2110

> 2170 MHz

WIFI

2400

> 2500 MHz

WiMAX

3400

> 3800 MHz

WiFI 5 G

5150

> 5850 MHz

Standard features

Additional features

For additional possible combination, please contact us.

General public - INSITE Box

Detection levels

 

Included

Optional

 

«

  « Product features »

Product features »

Sensitivity

0.05 V/m

Down to 0.005 V/m

Dynamic

40 dB (up to 5V/m)

Up to 60 dB Ex: 0.1-100 V/m

Measurement configuration

 
 

Included

Optional

 

«

Product features »  «

Number of

7168

7168 min

data points

Logging interval

4-255 s

2 s min

Conditions for use

 

Temperature, humidity

-10 to 50°C,

 

85% humidity

Electrical power supply

230 VAC, 50 Hz

Solar panel power supply (optional)

DC 12V, with an autonomy of 6 days in darkness

Typical technical characteristics

Dimensions

without solar panel 250 X 317 X 1350 mm (L,W,H )

with solar panel 320 X 520 X 1350 mm (L,W,H )

Total weight

18 KG

22 KG

Protection

IP 54

Hardware requirements

Processor

PC Pentium 500 MHz

Cable Link

RS 232 or USB

Operating system

Windows 98/2000/XP/7

Memory

256 MB RAM

Free space on hard disc

200 MB

Isotropy at 650 MHz Isotropy at 940 MHz
Isotropy at 650 MHz
Isotropy at 940 MHz
INSITE Box network installation
INSITE Box network installation
MB RAM Free space on hard disc 200 MB Isotropy at 650 MHz Isotropy at 940

> INSITE Free

> INSITE Free INSITE Free is a compact measurement system for narrow band analysis. The system

INSITE Free is a compact measurement system for narrow band analysis. The system is composed of a probe connected to a switch/amplification box. The system also requires a spectrum analyzer. These elements can be operated either manually or remotely through INSITE Free software. The SW enables the user to define measurement scenarios, analyze measurements, review the results graphically and automatically generate reports in Excel format. The switch enables successive selections of the three measurement axes to obtain an isotropic result without changing the position of the probe. As it is equipped with an amplifier, the switch also improves the sensitivity of the system over the 100 KHz to 30 MHz frequency band.

main features

Product category

E-field narrow band measurement system with spectrum analyzer

Measurement capabilities

Performs in situ spot measurements

User profile

Regulation agencies, certification offices, municipalities, broadcast, PMR and mobile phone operators, installers, research laboratories, administrative bodies and more.

Frequency band

100 KHz to 6 GHz

Related recommendations

ECC/REC/(02)04, EN50383 and EN 50492

system configuration

General public - INSITE Free

>Software: INSITE Free on CD Rom with dongle key INSITE Free/ANFR on CD Rom with
>Software:
INSITE Free on CD Rom with dongle key
INSITE Free/ANFR on CD Rom with
dongle key
Rohde & Schwarz: FSH3/6, FSH4/8, ZVL3,
FSHP, FSV3, FSL6
WILLTEK: 9101/9102
AGILENT: E7495B, ESA series,
856xEC series, N9912A
BIRD: Signal Hawk
>Equipment:
100 KHz to 3 GHz probe
700 MHz to 6 GHz probe
Spectrum analyzer
Switch box (with battery charger)
Probe holder
Wooden tripod
>Accessories:
Cables
>Services:
>Compatible spectrum analyzer*:
Initial probe and cable calibration
Additional calibration
Training
Extended warranty
ANRITSU: MT8212B, MT8220A, MT8222A,
MS2711A/D, MS2661B, MS2721B,
MS2665C, MS2724B, MS2713E, S332D,
* Drivers for additional analyzers can be added upon request
S362E
Optional
Included
Required
Description of the measurement chain with 6 GHz measurement probe RF link Switch Spectrum analyzer
Description of the measurement chain with 6 GHz measurement probe
RF link
Switch
Spectrum
analyzer
Probe
Computer
Description of the measurement chain with 6 GHz measurement probe RF link Switch Spectrum analyzer Probe

Measurement scenarios can be

 

defined by the user to fit specific

requirements

 

INSITE Free SW is a flexible tool that can be configured by the user to perform measurements and generate reports according to specific measu- rement protocols, in particular those recommended by ECC. In addition, for the French market, INSITE Free/ ANFR SW follows the protocol v2.1 of the French National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) step by step.

STEP 1: Choose hardware configuration. In this first phase, the user programs the measurement session according to his own hardware configuration:

spectrum analyzer, GPS, probe, cable, UMTS scanner and switch. For this purpose, the probe, cable and switch calibration files are selected and loaded. INSITE Free works with all of the most frequently used spectrum analyzers.

STEP 2: Define measurement scenario Once the hardware has been configured, the user can program the measurement scenarios:

Choose frequency bands to be measured from a list or create user-defined bands.

Define the channels or specific carriers.

Define channel width.

Choose attenuation mode.

Choose analysis mode (peaks, TDMA or W-CDMA).

Choose automatic or manual definition of RBW/VBW.

Selection of BCCH for TDMA Analysis
Selection of BCCH for TDMA Analysis

STEP 3: Perform measurement analysis. The data collected for each band is presented on the main window of the software. Measurements corresponding to each of the three axes can be displayed in order to check the polarisation of the electric field.

Depending on the characteristics of the spectrum analyzer, the user can repeat the following analysis modes:

CW Analysis: selection of peaks according to predefined threshold.

TDMA analysis: extrapolation of BCCH value.

W-CDMA analysis: UMTS decoding (measurement and extrapolation of the CPICH value). The user can re-launch measurements using specific detection modes (positive peak, negative peak, sample…) and measurement modes (Max. hold, Min. hold, and average) available with the spectrum analyzer.

TDMA Analysis W-CDMA Analysis CW Analysis
TDMA Analysis
W-CDMA Analysis
CW Analysis

STEP 4: Visualize results.

The results can be visualized with the following functions:

Full scan or per frequency band.

Zoom in with peak identification threshold.

3 types of scale for a better high and low band visualization.

Quick view of element’s properties.

Sessions are saved in XML and results can be exported into Excel. The results can be compared to the reference levels

given by specific guidelines. Two guidelines are available by default:

ICNIRP

Safety Code 6

(Other reference levels can be added upon request).

General public - INSITE Free

high performance isotropic probes

to cover the 100 KHz to 6 GHz

 

frequency ranges

 

Two probes are available: from 100 KHz to 3 GHz and from 700 MHz to 6 GHz. Both probes are made of three orthogonal monopoles. The patented shape of each monopole optimizes the functioning and isotropy of the probe over the entire frequency range.

Mechanical characteristics 100 KHz - 3 GHz probe

Dimension (without cable)

406 mm

Weight

980 gr

RF cable length

2 m

Connector

3N

Protection

IP 44

Conditions for use (temperature, humidity)

-10 to 50°c, 85 % humidity

Electrical characteristics 100 KHz - 3 GHz probe

Sensitivity at 900 MHz (Given for a spectrum analyzer sensitivity of -90 dBm) (Cable loss taken into account)

1 mV/m

Max. E-field/900 MHz

200 V/m

Isotropy at 900 MHz

± 1 dB

Isotropy at 1800 MHz

± 1,7 dB

1 mV/m Max. E-field/900 MHz 200 V/m Isotropy at 900 MHz ± 1 dB Isotropy at
1 mV/m Max. E-field/900 MHz 200 V/m Isotropy at 900 MHz ± 1 dB Isotropy at
100 KHz - 3 GHz probe antenna factor Axial Isotropy at 900 MHz 100 KHz
100
KHz - 3 GHz probe antenna factor
Axial Isotropy at 900 MHz
100
KHz - 3 GHz probe sensitivity without amplifier
100 KHz - 30 MHz probe sensitivity with amplifier
100
KHz - 3 GHz Axial Isotropy with horizontal polarization
100 KHz - 3 GHz Axial Isotropy with vertical polarization
100 KHz - 3 GHz Axial Isotropy with horizontal polarization 100 KHz - 3 GHz Axial
100 KHz - 3 GHz Axial Isotropy with horizontal polarization 100 KHz - 3 GHz Axial

Mechanical characteristics 700 MHz - 6 GHz probe

Dimension (without cable)

70 mm

Weight

800 gr

RF cable length

2 m

Connector

3N

Protection

IP 44

Conditions for use (temperature, humidity)

10 to 50°c, 85 % humidity

Electrical characteristics 700 MHz - 6 GHz probe

Sensitivity at 900 MHz (Given for a spectrum analyzer sensitivity of -90 dBm) (Cable loss taken into account)

3,5 mV/m

Max. E-field/900 MHz

200 V/m

Isotropy at 900 MHz

+/- 1,6 dB

Isotropy at 1800 MHz

+/- 2,5 dB

700 MHz - 6 GHz probe antenna factor Axial Isotropy 3.6 GHz AF (dB) 90
700
MHz - 6 GHz probe antenna factor
Axial Isotropy 3.6 GHz
AF (dB)
90
deg
70
3.00
0.00
-3.00
-6.00
-9.00
60
-12.00
-15.00
-18.00
180
deg
0
deg
50
40
700
1200
1700
2200
2700
3200
3700
4200
4700
5200
5700
270
deg
Frequency (MHz)
F1
F2
F3
700
MHz - 6 GHz probe sensitivity
Axial Isotropy 5.6 GHz
90
deg
E (mV/m)
3.00
0.00
10
-3.00
-6.00
8
-9.00
-12.00
-15.00
6
-18.00
180
deg
0
deg
4
2
0
700
1700
2700
3700
4700
5700
270
deg
Frequency (MHz)
PV
PH
General public - INSITE Free

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Perform isotropic measurements without changing the position

Perform isotropic measurements without changing the position

of the probe

Perform isotropic measurements without changing the position of the probe

INSITE Free System performs a measurement for each axis and over all predefined bands. The power value measured on each axis is then converted into field value.

For each Band

One scan for each axis

X

One scan for each axis X Y Z

Y

One scan for each axis X Y Z

Z

One scan for each axis X Y Z

Conversion in field value

[E] (dB V/m) = Pmes (dBm) – 13 + |loss| + AF (dB m-1)

AF : Antenna Factor

loss: cable loss, switch loss

Isotropic value calculation

[E TOT ] (V/m) = ( [Ex] 2 (V/m) + [Ey] 2 (V/m) + [Ez] 2 (V/m) ) 1/2

Switch box characteristics

Dimensions

100 mm x 200 mm x 50 mm

Frequency range

100 KHz – 6 GHz

Battery life

4 hours

Immunity

200 V/m

Protection

IP55

Frequency range amplifier

100 KHz – 30 MHz

N connections

Output : 1 female Input : 3 female

Max power input for amplifier

-30 dBm

Interface

USB

Amplifier gain

32 dB

Working conditions

-10 to 50°C, 85% humidity

Intermodulation

-30 dB @ -50 dBm -40 dB @ -60 dBm

Sketch of the switch
Sketch of the switch
Transmission loss
Transmission loss
Antenna factor with or without amplifier Amplifier gain
Antenna factor with or without amplifier
Amplifier gain

Hardware requirements

Computer

PC Pentium 500 MHz

Cable link*

3 USB Port

Operating system

Windows 98/2000/XP/7

Memory

256 MB RAM

Free space

200 MB free space on hard disc

*Serial port, USB, Ethernet or GPIB may be necessary depending on the analyzer

General public - INSITE Free
General public - INSITE Free
> Simulation software
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software

Simulation software - EMF Visual

> EMF Visual

Simulation software - EMF Visual > EMF Visual main features ➊ Product category • Electromagnetic exposure

main features

Product category

Electromagnetic exposure simulation software

Simulation capabilities

EMF Visual is a prediction, analysis and communication tool, which can accurately simulate exposure within a few hundred meters of the antennas while taking into account its environment

User profile

Broadcast, PMR and mobile phone operators and installers, municipalities, governmental agencies, regulatory and certification bodies

STEP 1: 3D Scenario construction. The EMF Visual software permits the creation of 3D scenes by importing 3D objects (*.wrl or *.dxf) from the EMF Visual generic database or using the Cote2emf module. This module allows the creation of a 3D scenario from a 2D map or by importing GIS files.

system configuration > Software: EMF Visual on CD Rom with dongle key BSA Synthesis n
system configuration
> Software:
EMF Visual on CD Rom with dongle key
BSA Synthesis n CD Rom with dongle key
cote2emf n CD Rom with dongle key
EMF2ascii n CD Rom with dongle key
> Services:
Demo version with short course
Training
Hotline
Optional
Included
Import of VRML/Open Inventor or DXF 3D objects
Import of VRML/Open Inventor or DXF 3D objects
Demo version with short course Training Hotline Optional Included Import of VRML/Open Inventor or DXF 3D
Cote2emf module: build & export 3D scenes from 2D map images or GIS files. •
Cote2emf module: build & export 3D scenes from 2D
map images or GIS files.
• Definition of building and ground floor outlines with
graphic tools.
• Special GIS file format for automatic definition of
the outlines (*.shp files from 3 types:
Type 5: « polygon » Type 3: « polyline »
Type 15: « polygonZ »).
• Definition of element types: buildings, houses, trees,
roads, pavement.
• Random generation of buildings for large areas.

Complete range of graphical tools to adjust the 3D object properties.

range of graphical tools to adjust the 3D object properties. • Grouping of objects: create, move,

Grouping of objects: create, move, copy and paste objects in group; translate or rotate a group.

Wide

choice

of

3D

objects

to

represent

ground,

buildings, houses, masts, towers, indoor objects.

ground, buildings, houses, masts, towers, indoor objects. • Tools for assignment of the electromagnetic properties

Tools for assignment of the electromagnetic properties to materials.

houses, masts, towers, indoor objects. • Tools for assignment of the electromagnetic properties to materials. 26
houses, masts, towers, indoor objects. • Tools for assignment of the electromagnetic properties to materials. 26

Advanced texture mapping of faces from a bitmap image.

• Advanced texture mapping of faces from a bitmap image. STEP 2: Antenna selection and installation.

STEP 2: Antenna selection and installation. The EMF Visual software permits the use of antenna models from the EMF Visual generic database or a custom antenna using BSA Synthesis modules.

A library of antenna models.

A complete database of generic models of the most current antennas in GSM, DCS and UMTS networks.

A KATHREIN database for GSM, DCS and UMTS networks.

An additional database of FM and Wifi antennas

Possible integration of an ambient electromagnetic field at a specified frequency.

an ambient electromagnetic field at a specified frequency. Antenna configuration tools. • Geometric visualization
Antenna configuration tools. • Geometric visualization of the antenna main beam cone in the scene
Antenna configuration tools.
• Geometric visualization of the antenna main beam
cone in the scene together with graphic tools for
adjusting position, tilt, azimuth and power.
BSA Synthesis Module: define antenna
characteristics and create customized antennas.
• BSA Synthesis computes magnitude and phase
for each unit cell to generate an antenna model
that fits with far field radiation pattern:
- vertical and horizontal -3dB beam width
and frequency.
- first upper side lobe suppression.
- number of cell units or antenna length.
- front to back ratio.
• Analysis of antenna model from unit cell
magnitude and phase data (1D and 2D array
antenna).
• Polar and Cartesian display of the radiation
pattern.
• Exportation of the antenna model to the EMF
Visual database.
Simulation software - EMF Visual

STEP 3: Computation. After defining the computation volume around the area of interest, the electromagnetic field level calculation is launched. The calculation is based on optical geometry (ray tracing). It allows simulation to be performed over a wide area in terms of wavelength and the interactions with the environment of the radiating sources to be taken into account.

Accurate

by

considering the contribution of each sub-cell of the

antenna.

representations

of

the

near

field

sub-cell of the antenna. representations of the near field • Definition of a computation volume around
sub-cell of the antenna. representations of the near field • Definition of a computation volume around

Definition of a computation volume around the area of interest.

of a computation volume around the area of interest. • Selection of the active antenna. •

Selection of the active antenna. Adjustment of the mesh step (number of computation points). Non-uniform grid to improve resolution around the antennas and to speed up the calculations.

around the antennas and to speed up the calculations. STEP 4: Result display. Once the computation

STEP 4: Result display. Once the computation is finished, the user can use iso- surface or cut plane tools to display the level of exposure in the vicinity of the 3D environment.

Iso-surface Vertical cut plane Horizontal cut plane
Iso-surface
Vertical cut plane
Horizontal cut plane

Simulation software - EMF Visual

Selection of the active antennas and adjustment of the input power of antennas to analyse co-sitting interactions.

input power of antennas to analyse co-sitting interactions. • Multiple cut plane and multiple distance measuring

Multiple cut plane and multiple distance measuring possibilities for security perimeter definition.

Evaluates the levels of exposure in terms of E-field (V/m), H-field (A/m), Power Density (W/m²), % of the E-field or % of the Power for multi-frequency sources.

Determines the safety distances with respect to standards or recommendations (EU recommendation, ICNIRP, and so on …).

Visual post-processing of the results: choice of colour or transparency.

STEP 5: Result exportation (optional).

EMF2ascii module allows for the conversion of the binary result files into an ASCII Txt
EMF2ascii module allows for the conversion of
the binary result files into an ASCII Txt file
(permits result to be loaded in Excel, Matlab …).
• Creates ASCII file that contains the E-field
value (V/m) computed with EMF Visual.
• Displays the E-field values for each antenna
with the corresponding Cartesian coordinates.

Hardware requirements

Computer

PC Pentium > 1 GHz

PC interface

X 64 or USB port

Operating system

Windows 98/2000/NT/XP/7/Vista

Memory

> 256 MB RAM

Free space

200 MB free space on hard disc

Windows 98/2000/NT/XP/7/Vista Memory > 256 MB RAM Free space 200 MB free space on hard disc

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About SATIMO

SATIMO specializes in the design and manufacture of electromagnetic field measu- rement systems in the microwave frequency range. For over 20 years, SATIMO has developed high speed antenna measurement systems, including Over the Air (OTA) measurement solutions for mobile telecommunication equipment.

With the newly acquired SAR & HAC portfolio, SATIMO offers the wireless industry a unique combination of solutions for both antenna radiation pattern and SAR measurements.

SATIMO and ORBIT/FR are part of Microwave Vision SA, which also includes AEMI.

SATIMO’s customer satisfaction program

The RF Safety/EMF products are designed and produced by SATIMO’s dedicated center based in Brest. The local team is supported by a network of regional offices in North America, Asia and Europe. Our presence close to our customers is essential to ensure high quality sales services.

SATIMO is ISO 9001:V2008 certified.

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quality sales services. SATIMO is ISO 9001:V2008 certified. www.satimo.com / www.microwavevision.com /
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www.satimo.com / www.microwavevision.com / sales@microwavevision.com

> Contact us:

RF Safety Product Center SATIMO Bretagne Technopole Brest Iroise Z.I. du Vernis

225 rue Pierre Rivoalon

29200 Brest, FRANCE

Tel: +33 (0)2 98 05 13 34 Fax: +33 (0)2 98 05 53 87

SATIMO’s Corporate Headquarters 17, avenue de Norvège

91140 Villebon-sur-Yvette (Paris), FRANCE

Tel: +33 (0)1 69 29 02 47 Fax : +33 (0)1 69 29 02 27

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00040 Pomezia (Rome), ITALY

Tel: +39 06 89 99 53 11 Fax: +39 06 89 99 53 24

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Sofierogatan 3A

412 51 Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Tel: +46 31 402430

Fax: +46 31 402430

SATIMO Hong-Kong Suite 702, 7 th floor Cyberport 1

100 Cyberport Road

Pok Fu Lam, HONG KONG Tel: +852 2989 6128 Fax: +852 2989 6108

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SATIMO USA

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Kennesaw (Atlanta), GA 30144, USA Tel: +1 678 797 9172

Fax: +1 678 797 9173

Orbit/FR’s corporate Headquarters

506 Prudential Road

Horsham (Philadelphia), PA 19044, USA

Tel: +1 215 674 5100 Fax: +1 215 674 5108

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9311

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