Field Strength Calculation

Below is a calculation tool to help determining the actual field Strength or power density (in V/M) at a given distance with a known antenna gain.
This calculation tool will assist:
  • The calculation of field Strength levels required by certain immunity standards.
  • Calculating the required power amplifier and antenna combinations for new testing requirements.
  • For safety (radiation hazard) or electromagnetic interference (EMI) effects.

Calculations:


Amplifier Power: Watts
Antenna Gain:
Distance: Meters

V/m
W/m2

Formula:


Field Strength Formula with Antenna Gain dBi

* All conversions are based on free space conditions (impedance of 377 ohm)

Required Amplifier Power

This calculation tool to help determining the required power to produce a desired field intensity using antenna gain and separation distance.

Calculations:


Desired V/M:
Antenna Gain:
Distance: Meters

Watts

Formula:


Transmit Power Formula with Antenna Gain dBi

* All conversions are based on free space conditions (impedance of 377 ohm)

Required Antenna Gain

Calculate the required antenna gain using the maximum system power, desired field intensity and separation distance.

Calculations:


Amplifier Power: Watts
Required Field: V/m
Distance: Meters

dBi

Formula:


Antenna Gain needed to produce a field intensity

* All conversions are based on free space conditions (impedance of 377 ohm)

download:
Field Intensity Calculations Microsoft Excel

Further Reading:



View our other RF Conversion formula sheets:
Useful formulas for RF related conversions
Magnetic field conversions
dBm to Volts to Watts conversion
VSWR Calculations

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Double Ridge Guide Horn Antenna
SAS-570
  • 170 MHz to 3 GHz
  • Precision machined, Rugged Construction
  • High Power Input Capability

High gain, low VSWR, input handling capability up to 800 watts CW, and rugged design make this horn antenna excellent for both immunity and emissions testing.


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