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RSS-102 Ground-Based Testing of Short Range Devices

RSS-102 tests wireless short-range devices in regards to RF exposure. As a leader in RF regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Meeting the ETSI, FCC, and other wireless testing specifications can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.

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Summary of RSS-102 Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance Testing

RSS test method 102 evaluates RF exposure of radiocommunication apparatus designed to be used within the vicinity of the human body. This standard applies to radiocommunication apparatus having an integral antenna. It also applies to systems requiring licensing with detachable antennas sold with the transmitters or license-exempt transmitters.

Before a certificate is granted, the applicant must demonstrate compliance with all applicable departmental standards. It is the responsibility of the operators of the antenna to ensure that all radiocommunication and broadcasting installations comply with Canadian health and safety codes. This includes the consideration of combined effects of nearby installations within the local radio environment.

Short Range Devices may include:

  • Alarms
  • Data collection systems
  • Baby monitors
  • Garage door openers
  • Retail and logistic systems
  • Etc.

Scope of RSS Short Range Device Wireless Testing

Compliance with this RSS test method is assessed in the context of an application for certification. These are submitted under the RSS applicable to the frequency band and/or technology that pertains to the equipment for which the certification is sought.

The applicant must prepare an RF exposure technical brief that contains information related to the SAR or RF exposure evaluation of the device. This includes the exact test configurations, equipment calibrations, system validation check, etc. The device test positions are documented, including graphical representations showing separation distances and tilt angles used during evaluation.

To obtain RSS wireless equipment approval, the application for certification is accompanied by the duly completed RF technical cover sheet and properly signed declaration compliance. However, if the device in question meets the exemption routine evaluation limits, only a signed declaration needs to be submitted. 

Devices that have a radiating element normally operating at or below 6 GHz, with a separation distance of up to 20 cm between the user and/or bystander and the device, shall undergo a SAR evaluation. On the other hand, devices that have a radiating element will undergo an RF exposure evaluation.

Industry Canada has adopted the SAR and RF field strength limits established in Health Canada’s RF exposure guidelines.

Expert RSS 102 Intentional Radiator Compliance Testing

Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. In addition to wireless Canadian testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including licensed exempt radios, simultaneous transmitters, and multiple transmitters.

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