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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms



ARA Active Receive Antenna
Bilog™ Industry standard passive wideband antenna combining biconical and log-periodic elements
BCN A bayonet fitting type of RF connector used for terminating coaxial cable
CCC Cable Coupling Clamp
CGE Comb Generator Emitter
CISPR Special International Committee on Radio Interference (abbreviated CISPR from the French name of the organization, Comité international spécial des perturbations radioélectriques)
CNE Comparison Noise Emitter
DAE Dipole Antenna Elements
Direct Output The output power of a device measured directly at the connector (conducted output)
EIRP Effective Isotropic Radiated Power
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EN EuroNorm – European Standards
EUT Equipment Under Test
FAR Fully Anechoic Room (the same as an anechoic chamber)
FUT Filter Under Test
HFG Harmonics and Flicker Generator
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO International Standards Organisation
LISN Line Impedance Stabilisation Network
OATS Open Area Test Site
Pst Perception of Flicker, short term. A measure of flicker severity expressed as irritation, with an Pst value of 1 being threshold of irritation
RF Radio Frequency
Radiated Output The radiated electric field of a device measured at a specified distance
S11 S12 S21 S22 Transmission and reflection coefficients
SAC Semi Anechoic Room
SMA Threaded RF connector “SubMiniature version A”
SS & FL Steady State and Fluctuating harmonics modes on HFG01 as specified by EN/IEC 61000-3-2
VSWR Voltage Standing Wave Ratio
YRS York Reference Source multimode Comb and Noise Generator emitter



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