Our Facilities

EMC Screened Room

An RF quiet environment for sensitive electromagnetic testing of very large platforms and equipment.

Our EMC Screened Room, or ‘EMC Chamber’ is an RF screened environment allowing us to assess large mobile platforms and fixed installations for a range of electromagnetic testing requirements.

The chamber can accommodate all UK military platforms and provides sufficient height for associated antenna systems.

A main battle tank can move its turret through a full 360 degree rotation within the test area; or two tanks placed side-by-side, depending on the application. Large civilian vehicles, such as double-decker buses or dumper trucks, are also able to access through the large 5m doors.

The chamber has reconfigurable RAM towers which can be repositioned as required and the large test area allows operation of equipment not possible in smaller environments, such as craning operations or multi-platform interaction.

EMC Chamber with Doors Open
EME chamber with vehicle and people

Testing is monitored and assessed via the adjacent instrumentation room, providing another RF quiet environment for any test equipment. Fume extraction and gas sensing allows running of the system under test in a safe manner.

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Our unique capabilities

Testing &

We can support the testing and evaluation of materials, systems and platforms.

Research & development

Our technical teams are involved in the development of novel materials and systems. 

Technical consultancy

Our scientists and engineers can provide ad-hoc support or fully integrate with your team.

Other specialist

Explore our other first-class test and experimentation facilities at our Pershore site.

Site Location

Our EMC Screened Room is located at our site on Throckmorton Airfield.

Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throck Morton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War and was home to No 23 Operational Training Unit equipped with Wellington bombers.

Malvern Optical,
Hangar 3, Throckmorton Airfield,
Long Ln, Throckmorton,
Pershore WR10 2JH

Aerial photograph of pershore facility

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Our first-class facilities in Pershore, UK provide laboratory and outdoor range capabilities to enable a wide range of experimentation and field trials.

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Malvern Optical has a suite of measurement equipment that can be used both in the laboratory and field.
Our specialist materials laboratories can be used to create prototype novel materials for evaluation.
We can evaluate commercially available and prototype electro-optic sensors using our extensive facilities.

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If you want to find out more about our unique facilities and if we are a good fit for your projects, get in touch today and we’ll arrange a free consultation.