The idea for this book was conceived as the result of a meeting on this fascinating topic. We did not feel like the most legitimate people to discuss this question; some aspects of it could be detailed in a very learned way by many of our colleagues who are experts in this domain. We have here a unique opportunity to praise the many engineers and researchers who efficiently contribute in France, in Europe and in the entire world to enriching the knowledge and know-how on reverberation chambers.
This book has greatly benefited from the contributions of Daniël De Zutter, Professor at Ghent University (Belgium), and Alain Reineix, CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) Research Director at the Xlim laboratory. They had the significant responsibility of carefully proofreading the manuscript. Their remarks have helped us to shed light on and clarified numerous questions that arose during reading, for the benefit of all readers. We thank them deeply for their help.
We would also like to thank M. Paolo Corona, Professor at Parthenope University of Naples (Italy), for honoring us by writing the foreword of this book and for providing some unknown testimonies of the history of reverberation chambers.