Test facilities

The CSTB conducts research on the health hazards associated with electromagnetic fields. Working with IMEP-LaHC1, it has developed the Electromagnetic Phenomena in Interaction with Their Environment (Phéline) facility, devoted to research on electromagnetic fields.

Studying the electromagnetic environment


The purpose of the Phéline facility developed by CSTB in partnership with the Joseph Fourier University (UJF), Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) and CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) is to assess and optimize the electromagnetic properties of materials and equipment, and study the effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields on individuals in buildings and in the city. Located near Grenoble, the research and test facility has a combination of several high-tech reverberation and anechoic chambers.

  1. IMEP-LaHC: Institut de Microélectronique Électromagnétisme et Photonique et Laboratoire d’Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (Institute of Microelectronic Electromagnetism and Photonics and the Hyperfrequencies and Characterization Laboratory), which brings together CNRS, the Joseph Fourier University and Grenoble Institute of Technology.