Popular Science magazine ran a short feature titled "Outer
Space, Indoors," in the January 2013 edition. The main photo is a shot of the inside of the RF anechoic
chamber at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Its thousands of RF absorbing pyramids are painted
a dark, electric blue with black tips, which makes for a very stunningly artistic image. Narcotics-inspired
sculptors of sculptures could scarcely improve on the visual impact of this imminently and supremely
functional structure. Interestingly, I could not find a single picture of the anechoic chamber on the
DTU website other than a small section of it from before the new paint job. According to my search for
the original, the one in PopSci appears to have originated on the website of photographer
Wiper, where many high resolution views of the anechoic chamber's inside are posted. A steel Faraday
cage encloses the chamber, but I could not find any photos of it. A picture of the power, data, and
RF cabling interface(s) would have been interesting to see.
Be sure to
look at the bottom of Alastair Philip Wiper's page for some rather cool other photo collections.
Visit the Alastair Philip Wiper website for high resolution versions of these
more images of the Technical University of Denmark's
RF anechoic chamber.
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Posted December 30, 2013