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EMC/EMI Training for Aerospace

Regulatory compliance and due diligence require that electronic devices undergo testing for electromagnetic compatibility.

EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and EMI (electromagnetic interference) figure prominently in regulatory testing and compliance.

The testing generally falls into one of two categories:

  1. Immunity testing – Measures how a device will react when exposed to electromagnetic noise and other disturbances. The purpose of these tests is to gain a reasonable assurance that the device will operate as intended when used within its expected operating environment.
  2. Emissions testing – Measures the amount of electromagnetic noise generated by a device during normal operation. The purpose of these tests is to ensure that any emission from the device are below the relevant limits defined for that type of device. This, in turn, provides a reasonable assurance that the device will not cause harmful interference to other devices operating within its expected operating environment.

Testing is particularly significant to airplanes and other airborne crafts because of their proximity to storms and the elements. Their positioning at high altitudes also prompts rigorous inspection so they reach their destination without component failure.

Additionally, frequency-generating devices like radars and radio networks are abundant in aircraft. Maneuvering through weather and observing surrounding changes entails an assortment of data-collecting machinery. Receivers, analog or wireless synthesizers and telemetry are instrumental in safe traveling. They all need to engage seamlessly without expelling or picking up harmful currents.

Avionic control systems as well support the orientation of aircraft as they ascend, roll, rotate and land. These movements take special aerodynamic considerations, and the control systems can receive commands from an electronic interface and computing, which opens the possibility of EMI.

Aerospace crafts also have EMC requirements, although they add in launch and exploration applications. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Standard SMC-S-008 ensures that space projects prioritize EMC and avoid EMI malfunctions. EMC testing for aerospace initiatives includes integrated hardware and systems for airborne and space-directed vehicles. Lightning, HIRF and shielding in transportation are useful to aerospace operations.

For a systems engineering, it’s crucial to consider electromagnetic compatibility and interference in design. Failure to do so in the early stages of product development can cause considerable expense and wasted time. Electromagnetic incompatibility requires a redesign in later stages in order to comply with EMC/EMI specification tests and avoid safety risks or product failure.

Evaluating how a device will react when exposed to electromagnetic energy is known as susceptibility or immunity testing and involves determining the ability of a device to tolerate noise from external sources.

Often, systems engineers and project stakeholders find industry regulations regarding EMC/EMI specifics downright confusing. A lot of this has to do with the different requirements in the U.S. and the European Union (EU), as well as differing interpretations of the meanings of EMC and EMI.

In general, the device’s intended application will determine the exact type of testing required.

EMC/EMI Training for Aerospace Course by TONEX

EMC/EMI Training for Aerospace will help the attendees to develop and build EMC / EMI compliance systems that optimizes your system’s performance and reliability.

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) for Aerospace Training Course will help you to cost-effectively identify EMC/EMI problems early in your product development cycle. EMC/EMI Training for Aerospace should also help you with capability of troubleshooting your design if you have compliance problems such as shielding, filtering, bonding and grounding techniques, and associated materials.

Learn how to establish interface and associated verification requirements for the control of the electromagnetic interference (EMI) emission and susceptibility characteristics of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical equipment and subsystems designed or procured for use by Aerospace activities and agencies including items that have the following features: electronic enclosures, equipment racks, electrical interconnections that are discrete wiring harnesses between enclosures, and electrical power input derived from prime power sources.

EMC testing (emissions and immunity) to a variety of standards including:

  • ANSI C63.4
  • Bellcore GR-1089-Core (NEBS)
  • EMC Directive for Europe (includes EN61000 series and EN550XX series of tests)
  • EPRI TR-102323
  • FCC Part 2, 15
  • FCC Part 18 Electromagnetic Tests and Certification
  • FCC Part 68 (Analog systems)
  • Magnetic Field Interactions MIL-E-16400
  • MIL-STD 461/462
  • NASA Specification MSFC Spec. 521
  • SAE J1211
  • SAE J551/J1113
  • TIA 631
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Guide 1.180
  • VCCI Japan

Topics Covered:

EMC/EMI Applied

  • Aviation Standards
  • Principals of Aerospace Shielding and Testing
  • Radiated Immunity Testing
  • Radiated Emissions
  • Electro-Magnetic emissions/compatibility
  • EMC Radiated Immunity/Susceptibility
  • Bulk Current Injection
  • Conducted Immunity/Susceptibility
  • Conducted Emissions
  • Multiple Stroke/Multiple Burst lightning
  • Induced lightning testing
  • Immunity Testing
  • EMI suppression components
  • Shielding effectiveness on enclosures, materials and components
  • Magnetic susceptibility testing
  • SWR measurement & insertion loss
  • RTCA/DO-160E/F
  • MIL-STD-461E
  • UK Ministry Of Defense testing – Def-Stan 59-41
  • MIL-STD 461
  • MIL STD 461 RS103 from 2MHz to 40 GHz and down to 10KHz
  • DO 160 section 20 from 100MHz to 18GHz
  • Capabilities to test equipment located in commercial aircraft category W and Y
  • DC Magnetic Field Susceptibility testing up to 1600A/m
  • MIL STD 1399 Section 070
  • HIRF & RS103 testing in excess of 200 V/m from 10kHz to 40GHz
  • FAA certification testing
  • RS105 High Energy Pulse testing

Measurement Tolerances

  • Shielded enclosures
  • Radio Frequency (RF) absorber material
  • Ambient electromagnetic level
  • Ground plane
  • Metallic ground plane
  • Composite ground plane
  • Power source impedance

General EMC/EMI tests for Aerospace

  • Accessory equipment
  • Excess personnel and equipment
  • Overload precautions
  • RF hazards
  • Shock hazard
  • Shock and vibration isolators
  • Safety grounds
  • Interconnecting leads and cables
  • Input (primary) power leads
  • Electrical and mechanical interfaces
  • Operating frequencies for tunable RF equipment
  • Operating frequencies for spread spectrum equipment
  • Susceptibility monitoring
  • Detector
  • Computer-controlled instrumentation
  • Emission testing
  • Bandwidths
  • Emission identification
  • Frequency scanning
  • Emission data presentation
  • Susceptibility testing
  • Frequency scanning
  • Modulation of susceptibility signals
  • Thresholds of susceptibility
  • Calibration of measuring equipment
  • Measurement system test
  • Antenna factors

MIL-STD-461F Applied

  • EMI control requirements versus intended installations
  • Emission and susceptibility requirements, limits, and test procedures
  • CE101, conducted emissions, power leads, 30 Hz to 10 kHz
  • CE102, conducted emissions, power leads, 10 kHz to 10 MHz
  • CE106, conducted emissions, antenna terminal, 10 kHz to 40 GHz
  • CS101, conducted susceptibility, power leads, 30 Hz to 150 kHz
  • CS103, conducted susceptibility, antenna port, intermodulation, 15 kHz to
  • CS104, conducted susceptibility, antenna port, rejection of undesired signals,
  • CS105, conducted susceptibility, antenna port, cross modulation, 30 Hz to
  • CS106, conducted susceptibility, transients, power leads
  • CS109, conducted susceptibility, structure current, 60 Hz to 100 kHz
  • CS114, conducted susceptibility, bulk cable injection, 10 kHz to 200 MHz
  • CS115, Conducted susceptibility, bulk cable injection, impulse excitation
  • CS116, conducted susceptibility, damped sinusoidal transients, cables and
  • power leads, 10 kHz to 100 MHz
  • RE101, radiated emissions, magnetic field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
  • RE102, radiated emissions, electric field, 10 kHz to 18 GHz
  • RE103, radiated emissions, antenna spurious and harmonic outputs, 10 kHz
  • to 40 GHz
  • RS101, radiated susceptibility, magnetic field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
  • RS103, radiated susceptibility, electric field, 2 MHz to 40 GHz
  • RS105, radiated susceptibility, transient electromagnetic field


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