Length: 3 Days
Performance and EMC Testing Training for Military and Aerospace
Military EMC specifications as set out in MIL-STD-461C/D/E1 are stringent and a challenge to meet.
To ensure that equipment operates reliably under all electromagnetic and electrical conditions, a strict set of EMC requirements must be adhered to.
Just as every developer is required to show that a system can operate within a range of temperature, vibration, mechanical shock, or even chemical environments, so must an information and communication system be tested (or qualified) for EMC.
EMC tests fall into five primary categories:
- Conducted Emissions (CE)
- Conducted Susceptibility (CS)
- Radiated Emissions (RE)
- Radiated Susceptibility (RS)
- Power Interface
A general tendency among engineers and technology managers is to handle EMC as an afterthought. This strategy usually leads to products that must be retrofitted or even redesigned to meet EMC requirements. This practice can be extremely costly as the earlier in the design process a requirement can be met, the more cost effective the solution will be.
The question might be when to plan for EMC. The answer is simply the moment it becomes a requirement and therefore a deliverable. The pitfall is to assume that EMC will be a byproduct of the normal design process. Such an assumption is rarely the case. If not expressly planned for, EMI issues can become apparent late in the design, or even in the qualification, cycle.
EMC dictates the way in which hardware (and even software) are able to work within an electrical and EM environment. If a piece of equipment can operate within an intended electrical and EM environment, it is said to be compliant.
If the unit does not generate noise nor contribute to the electrical environment and allows neighboring equipment to operates intended, it is termed as being compliant with emission requirements.
If a system is not electromagnetically compliant, the consequences can be disastrous.
Performance and EMC Testing Training Course by Tonex
Performance and EMC Testing Training for Military & Aerospace is a 3-day bootcamp style training course covering all aspects of performance related MIL-STD-461, MIl-STD-464, MIL-STD-810 and DO 160,