EMC Measurements Environments
Adhering to the test method described in an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test standard should result in a valid test against which a product can be judged to have passed or failed.
Whilst standards describe the test method and the process that should be followed, they do not necessarily provide an understanding of the fundamental reason for performing the test or the theoretical detail behind what is being done.
This two day course studies the theory and detail of radiated emission and immunity measurements, including the test equipment and the measurement environments, to provide a full understanding of the measurements being performed. Common EMC Measurement environments are covered, including Fully and Semi Anechoic Chambers, Reverberation Chambers, GTEM, OATS and TEM Cells.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | 13
Course Leader | Rob Armstrong
What is it about?
This course studies the theory and detail of radiated emission and immunity measurements including the test equipment and the measurement environments to provide a full understanding of the measurements being performed.
Included are practical demonstrations that will allow attendees to fully engage with the environments and instrumentation available.
- An introduction to electromagnetic theory
- Understanding measurement antennas
- Detailed analysis of radiated emission and immunity measurements
- Discussion of measurement systems and environments
- Practical demonstrations in commonly used measurements environments including; anechoic and semi anechoic chambers, screened rooms, GigaHertz transverse electromagnetic (GTEM) cell
This course is carried out at one of our UKAS accredited Test laboratories.
Who should attend?
- Engineers who are making or specifying EMC test measurements; especially radiated measurements
- Design engineers wishing to extend their understanding of the tests performed on their equipment
- For people wishing to know more about EMC measurements and testing, this course will extend their understanding of complex EMC related issues
- EMC Test lab personnel looking to find out more about the environments they are working with
- People setting up EMC pre-compliance laboratories
What will I achieve?
- Knowledge of the theory of EMC measurements and measurement systems
- An understanding of how EMC measurements are carried out in practice
- Understand the essential Electromagnetic theory
- Gain a deeper understanding of radiated measurements
- Discuss and understand measurements equipment, measurement systems and their use
- Practical demonstrations of instrumentation
- Practical demonstrations of, and an understanidng of when to use measurement environments including
- Screened rooms
- Fully anechoic chambers
- Semi anechoic chambers
- GigaHertz transverse electromagnetic (GTEM) cell
- An understanding of Reverberation chambers and when to use them
- Access knowledgeable staff and accredited test facilities
- 13 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.