Experimental determination of the higher electric field level inside an overmoded reverberation chamber using the generalized extreme value distribution

  • Gérard OrjubinEmail author
  • Man-Fai Wong


Reverberation chamber (RC), in which a complex electromagnetic environment is created, is of great interest as a versatile test and measurement tool, and its performance is conveniently evaluated through the field statistics. Following a previous paper in which the generalized extreme value (GEV) distribution was proposed to model the maximum field inside an RC, this work presents an experimental validation of the GEV use for the overmoded RC. The electric field is measured with a small sensor for a large number of points inside the RC, and the GEV parameters are accurately estimated. Since the maximum field distribution for this overmoded RC is found to be of reverse Weibull type, the field distribution is right bounded by a higher level that can be determined.


Generalized extreme value distribution High-intensity radiation field (HIRF) Higher-order statistics Maximum value Reverberation chamber 



The authors would like to acknowledge M. Thierry Sarrebourse for conducting the measurements.

We thank the reviewers for their many suggestions to improve this text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Française d’Egypte, ville de ChorouqCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Orange Labs R&DIssy MoulineauxFrance

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