question on radio waves/shielding

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by xmen205, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. xmen205

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    Oct 31, 2004
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    please help me with the following question.

    Question:mac was listening the radio , but his neighbour chris got effected by the frequency mac tuned his radio. Now can you help chris to shield his room from radio interference, the room must be enclosed in a layer of copper five skin-depths thick. If the frequency to be shielded against in 10 kHz to 1 GHz, what should be the thickness of the copper (in millimeters)? For copper, e = e0 , µ = µ0 and σ =5.8 x107 mho/m.
     
  2. beenthere

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    Hi,

    Since the same RF from the radio station is present in both rooms, the interference has to be caused by the local oscillator in the receiver. If the station is FM, the IF frequency is 10.7 MHz, and some ordinary copper screen wire will do nicely, although the ideal fix is to repair the radio.
     
  3. xmen205

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    Oct 31, 2004
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    thanx for ur response.but i have to find out the thickness of the copper wire so please help if u can
     
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