EMC TRAINING

EMC Training available from Paradigm Press includes workshops on EMC in Defence Systems, RADHAZ Awareness, EMF and Electromagnetic Shielding.

EMC IN DEFENCE SYSTEMS

CONTENT: This course is made up of four modules. Each module is typically presented over one half-day (four hours), and includes group lectures and discussion sessions, and individual exercises.

MODULE 1 – EMC STANDARDS

How to interpret and use EMC standards

Military Standards
MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-461

Tailoring Standards. The why, how and who of tailoring standards.

Commercial Standards – COTS

Using Standards in System Design, Specifications & Tenders. Vendors’ assurances?

Legacy Standards

In relation to standards, my emphasis is on the application of the standards, and their usefulness or otherwise in achieving compatibility. In defence system design and procurement I have come across many instances of poor use of standards, and indeed some instances of miss-use, to the detriment of vendor and customer alike. This also flows into verification and validation causing problems there.

MODULE 2 – EMC TEST & MEASUREMENTS

How and why EMC testing is performed

Test Plans & Test Procedures

Pre-compliance Testing

Compliance Testing –

Emission Testing

Susceptibility (Immunity) Testing

Uncertainty – How good are results of EMC testing?

Analysing Test Results & Follow-up to Testing. What if the EUT fails?

Test Equipment & Test Facilities.

In the area of EMC testing the aim is to give participants a basic understanding of the how of testing. While they may not be involved in conducting testing, it helps systems engineers, for example, to have an appreciation of both the benefits and limitations of EMC testing. Avoidance of under-testing and over-testing, and realistic assessment of test results are important in EMC system design.

MODULE 3 – EMC DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Developing a feeling for what’s effective in EMI control

EMI Filters & Ferrites

EM Screening

Earthing & Bonding

Co-Location & Co-Existence

Frequency Separation

EM Modelling

In EMC design (and troubleshooting) I try to develop an appreciation of the use, limitations and effectiveness of classical EMI control measures such as screening, filtering, bonding and earthing. These are complemented by considerations of co-existence and co-location, which are very necessary in platforms with limited real estate.

With regard to simulation and modelling in EMC, the discussion centres on the use of these in EMC design and V&V, rather than modelling techniques.

MODULE 4 – RADHAZ

Living with Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards to Personnel, Ordnance & Fuel

RADHAZ to ORDNANCE, DEOPs, NAVSEA

RADHAZ to PERSONNEL, ARPANSA, WHSMAN

RADHAZ to FUEL, NAVSEA, BS

ALTERNATE MODULE 4 – EXAMPLES & CASE STUDIES

Some Examples & Case Studies are included in all modules. This module takes a more detailed look at examples and case studies to further illustrate and reinforce course material.

 

 

Applied Electromagnetics