Fundamentals of EMC for Military
An understanding of EMC is key for the reliable operation of electrical/electronics equipment and systems in the military environment, in particular when using commercial equipment that may require adaptation for military use. It is also essential to understand what exactly is happening during product acceptance and testing so that any possible risks or gaps can be closed out.
- Four days with a mixture of lectures, presentations, interactive workshops and demonstrations
- Specific sessions on Military EMC standards (including DEFSTAN 59-41, DEFSTAN 59-411 and MIL 461), the Military EMC Environment and Military EMC testing.
- One day of practical demonstrations at our UKAS accredited Test Laboratory to illustrate the commonly required EMC tests described in the EN 61000-4-x series of standards such as; conducted emissions, radiated emissions, conducted immunity and radiated immunity
Applying the knowledge and understanding from this course will improve the management of EMC, minimise the risk of unforeseen problems and project/production delays in equipment manufacture thus reducing business risk.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 14 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | 34
Course Leader | Rob Armstrong
What is it about?
This course covers the essential concepts of EMC in the military environment from the underlying theory, standards and testing through to design requirements and how to achieve EMC assurance.
Topics covered include
- Fundamentals of EM Waves and radiation mechanisms
- Decibels and the units of ‘EMC’
- The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, it’s history, updates and implementing regulations
- Commercial EMC standards
- EMC measurement and testing
- Overview of EMC design principles
- Conducted interference (passive devices, filters, etc)
- EMC on a PCB (PCB layout, decoupling, ‘chip’ characteristics, etc)
- Screening and enclosures
- Shielding modelling case studies (illustrating shielding examples using computational software)
- Conformance workshop – case studies
- Technical documentation
- EMC management strategies
In addition to these, the course features specific sessions covering
- Military EMC standards
- The Military EMC environment
- Specific requirements for Military EMC testing
This course includes one day of demonstrations held at our UKAS accredited test Laboratory (in Castleford near Leeds), during which our experienced Test Engineers are available to answer specific testing questions you may have. The practical demonstrations illustrate the commonly required EMC tests
- Conducted emissions
- Radiated emissions
- Conducted immunity (RF, EFTB, etc)
- Radiated immunity
Who should attend?
- Engineers using or specifying commercial equipment in the military environment
- Engineers concerned with EMC approvals and assurance within a military environment
- Engineers and manufacturers who make apparatus to be used for military applications
- Engineers and managers wishing to learn how the EMC is controlled throughout a project
- Engineers and manufacturers who need to understand Military EMC standards, the Military EMC Environment and Military EMC testing.
What will I achieve?
Attendees will gain
- An overview of the EMC issues affecting military applications and systems
- An understanding of the key EMC subjects within the military environment
- The ability to manage EMC effectively and achieve EMC assurance
- Knowledge of regulatory EMC requirements and the relationship to standards
- An overview of standards
- Knowledge of how EMC issues can be mitigated
- An overall understanding of both the theoretical & practical aspects of EMC in a military environment
- Introduces the key management techniques to achieve EMC
- Provides an understanding of EMC mitigation design techniques across a wide range of military applications
- 34 continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.