Saelig offers air-inflated EMI shelters

April 8, 2014. Saelig Company Inc. announced it is offering inflatable AirBeam Enclosures for electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), or chemical biological containment (CBC) applications. The enclosures are configured to rapidly deploy and provide an instant and uncomplicated state-of-the-art environment.

These inflatables can be as small as 7 x 7 ft. or as big as an aircraft hangar. Applications include many types of EMI or RFI compliance testing, embassy or field military security, RF or radar interference shielding, EMI and RFI tolerance testing (including HERO testing), secure TEMPEST communications, and field hospital or CBC uses with internal antimicrobial or other specialized fabric in place of the EMI/RFI shielded material. Usable in shipboard environments as well as in the field or inside buildings, these quick-inflate enclosures provide the vital security needed for an array of specialized operations.

AirBeam enclosures have air-inflated support beams, which offer the fastest set-up and strike time of any shelter, minimize the manpower needed for set-up, and are easily transported. These enclosures are tested to meet military standards of quality and endurance, with an outdoor life in excess of 10 years. Many of these structures are currently in use in the harsh desert and high desert environments of Iraq and Afghanistan. They are treated to be fire-retardant and will remain inflated even after damage from small arms fire.

Designed with a variety of environments in mind, these shelters can withstand two inches per hour of free falling and blowing rain for 30 minutes without intrusion of water into the shelter, 10 pounds per square foot of snow load for 12 hours without damage, steady winds of 55 mph with gusts up to 65 mph for 30 minutes, and temperatures of -40 to 135°F. They can undergo more than fifty erect/strike cycles without structural damage. They support blackouts—interior shelter lights are not visible during ingress/egress within 100 meters with the naked eye, or within 300 meters with night vision goggles.

An external foyer can be added to allow the user egress without having to interrupt operations or testing. This allows work to continue with no interruptions or loss of information. Built with heavy-duty Ni/Cu/Ag EMI shielding material sandwiched between layers of ripstop nylon fabric, these tents are tested to over 90-dB attenuation of signals from 10 MHz to 18 GHz under MIL-STD 285. The construction features a fire-retardant interior white wall. Standard features include an inflation blower and at least one man-door. Depending on the enclosure size and application, other features can be standard or optional, including foyers, large drive-through doors, shielded power and signal entry-exit plates, EMI-hardened Jameson lights or LED rope lights, shielded ventilation ports and exhaust ports with fans, vehicle exhaust ports, air conditioning, antenna mounts, and anti-microbial interiors.

Smaller AirBeam enclosures can be setup by one person in as little as ten minutes. Durable ballistic fabric bags for transport or storage and hardened cases for shipping are provided.

AirBeam enclosures are manufactured in the U.S. by S.W.O.R.D. Inc.