EMF Shielding Effectiveness Depending on Location of Yarns with Metal Filaments in Fabric

Marianna Grecka, Olegs Artamonovs, Juris Blums, Andrea Ehrmann, Ausma Vilumsone


Using three types of yarns with metal filaments, textile samples with various arrangements of yarns and mutual combinations were made with an industrial loom. Textile shielding effectiveness (SE) characteristics were measured using a waveguide method and network analyzer with radiated frequency 1.161 GHz to identify metal filament fabrics with the highest SE.


Shielding effectiveness; textiles; metallized threads; waveguide

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