RF Shielding for the BSD-2000

Affordable, fast installation, alternative to traditional RF shielding

Add RF shielding to any space without the major disruption construction can cause. Using high efficient LED lighting with existing air handling, fire alarm and suppression. Most installations can be completed in three days.

Create a site plan. The average size cage is 12' x 16', but the modular design allows for flexibility in layout. The floor is raised to allow for cabling.

Start with an empty room. Check your site plan to determine power requirements for the Pyrexar BSD-2000 system.

Using the site plan, tape out the cage footprint. The BSD-2000 is operated from outside of the cage area, so plan for a user workstation and RF amplifier placement

Unpack all of the kit components. Place the heavy duty nylon sheet over the work area in order to isolate the RF shielding from the building.

Place all of the base frame connectors in their approximate location, being mindful of the cable trough placement.

The modular design allows for manufacturing and installation efficiencies. Floor supports are identical lengths and are connected using hex bolts.

Installed uprights are connected with overhead crossbeams.

Crossbeams continue providing increasing stability as the structure forms. The door frame will locate to the left.

Pre-cut heavy plywood panels drop into the frame to create the sub-floor.

Once the floor (and the cable trough) is installed, mesh wall panels are installed between the frame uprights.

The door panel assembly is installed. A ramp will be added to accommodate the step up into the cage.

The cage system has a variety of floor finishes. Grey vinyl flooring that best matched the existing room is used in this example.

An filter panel to prevent RF leakage is installed for connectivity between the Sigma Base and the RF Amplifiers and control room.

One of the primary benefits of the mesh shielding is that it allows constant communication between the patient and the operator. Interior lights provide work room illumination and create wall transparency from the outside in. Lowering the interior lights and illuminate the outer room for the ability to see outside the enclosure.

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The BSD-2000 produces Radio Frequency to push energy into the body.  This radiated RF excites cells in the body to produce localized heart.  Stray RF around the system can interefere with the FM band at or about the 100MHz range.  Much like the isolation required for MRI systems, the FCC requires the blocking of these competing frequencies from leaking out of the treatment room. Shielding can be an expensive process and fairly interruptive to the treatment center.  The RF cage is an excellent and lower cost alternative that does not interfere with existing lighting, air handling and fire monitoring and suppression.  Most RF cage environments can be installed in three days by a small installation crew.