CEDAR PARK, TX - October 8, 2008 - At today's grand opening of the new Electromagnetic Test Center at the Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD) in South Korea, visitors were impressed by the expansive facility which includes a large ETS-Lindgren test chamber, measuring approximately 42m x 33m x 18m. Designed for the test and evaluation of various military and commercial full size aircraft, tanks, and vehicles, the large chamber is just part of a complete state-of-the-art test center. One of the largest test centers in the world, it also includes several smaller chambers and system measurement equipment for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) measurements, antenna characterization, lightning, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) simulations.
The Boeing Company managed the project and selected ETS-Lindgren based upon the company's extensive experience in the design, management and integration of complex, multi-purpose RF microwave, EMC anechoic aircraft, and component level test facilities. In addition, ETS-Lindgren, with offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide, offered an active presence in Asia with excellent customer support from its local South Korea distributor, Eretec. ETS-Lindgren also assembled a team of key strategic partners to complement its expertise and support the overall mission of the project.
ETS-Lindgren constructed the chambers using its popular Series 101™ pan-shield type shielding construction that is lightweight and modular in design. As a vertically integrated company, ETS-Lindgren also provided related accessories, including RF absorber, RF shielded sliding and swing type doors, RF filters, CCTV, and support training. RF shielding and absorber performance provided meets MIL-STD-464A and ANSI C63.4. Antenna characterization provided meets MIL-STD-461E; lightning simulation meets RTCA DO-160D.
To learn more about the Electromagnetic Test Center at the Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD) provided by ETS-Lindgren click here; for an overview of ETS-Lindgren test chambers, visit www.ets-lindgren.com/chambers.
Mark Mawdsley, Managing Director for ETS-Lindgren Asia Pacific Operations commented, “We're excited about the scope of this large contract and the new test capabilities this test facility will bring to ADD. We had an excellent team of dedicated engineers, project managers and installers working on this project since the contract was awarded several years ago. We were very proud to be selected for this project and we will miss working so closely with The Boeing Company and ADD personnel involved on this dynamic project, but we look forward to a continued partnership in supporting the test chambers as the customer's needs evolve in the future.”
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company’s products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.
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