Will a glass housing affect a transmitter signal from reaching a receiver

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Cris909

Joined May 4, 2014
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Hello,

Does anyone happen to know if a transmitter would have any trouble sending a signal to a receiver in a glass housing enclosure?
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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Anything other than vacuum will absorb some of the signal and decrease the effective range. The question is how much. A little glass might only subtract a few percent (that excellent reference from sirch2 may give a better estimate), so it would only be a problem if you were already on the bleeding edge of the range.
 

Lestraveled

Joined May 19, 2014
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The dialectic coefficient of velocity of glass can act as a lens that will change the radiation pattern of your transmitter. Glass is not transparent at RF frequencies, it is a delay line and a attenuator.

Simple answer: Try it, analysis is way to complex for this thread.

Mark
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
20,538
Hello,

The type of glass will also have a great influence on the attenuation.
There is glass that contains a lot of lead.
This type of glass is used in x-ray equipment to stop the x-ray radiation going outside the cabinet.

Bertus
 
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