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
Tailoring Standards. The why, how and who of tailoring standards.
Commercial Standards – COTS
Using Standards in System Design, Specifications & Tenders. Vendors’ assurances?
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
Compliance 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
Earthing & Bonding
Co-Location & Co-Existence
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.
EMF CONTROL IN BUILDINGS
This practical workshop is typically presented over one half-day and includes group lectures, discussion sessions and individual exercises in EMF control.
For most builders, consultants, contractors and estimators the practical approach to EMF control consists in deciding what levels of background magnetic flux density should be aimed for, and how these are to be achieved in a particular building.
This means answering the following queries:
- What levels are required?
- How much shielding is required?
- How will this be achieved?
- How much will it cost?
- Are there any alternatives to shielding?