This tool will calculate the maximum coverage that the antenna will cover from a specified distance and antenna's half-power beamwidth.

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During RF immunity testing, the product is subjected to a specific RF field strength (say 10 volts per meter) for a fixed dwell time and over a series of predetermined spot frequencies. If the half-power beamwidth of the antenna is not large enough to cover the equipment under test, then one of the following should be performed:

- Conduct multiple tests at locations along the EUT.
- Use a greater separation distance (if allowed).
- Perform the test with an antenna that has a larger half-power beamwidth.

**Half-Power Beamwidth** is the angular distance on ether side of the peak field, or main lobe, of the antenna that represents half of the peak field intinsity. Half the power is equivalent to -3dB, so the half-power beamwidth is also sometimes referred to as the 3dB beamwidth.

**Separation Distance** is the distance from the antenna to the product under test.

- The "Selecting antenna/power amplifier combinations for the coming new RF immunity standards" article explains different power amplifier / antenna matching combinations for some new RF immunity standards.
- Here is a field intensity calculation calculation tool to help determining the actual field intensity or power density at a given distance

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