Note: If you are interested in this course, please call the PDC Registrars office at 703-631-6137.
You may also be interested in Courses 705, 706 and 707.
-Available in Spanish - Disponible en Espanol.
Due in part to the Wireless Revolution, electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) are increasingly becoming a widespread concern. As more devices produce intentional and unintentional radio signals, they increasingly interfere with each other. This is known as Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), an important part of the general field of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3). The devices will not work together by accident. They must be specially designed to be compatible, that is: to prevent Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and achieve Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC.) Originally limited to the shipboard, aerospace, and missile fields, concerns about Electromagnetic Environmental Effects and Electromagnetic Compatibility can now be found in offices, communication centers and hospitals.
This course covers the basic concepts and terminology of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects and Electromagnetic Compatibility, along with an overview of current military and civilian practices. It
provides practical advice on ways to prevent Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and achieve Electromagnetic Compatibility without technical or administrative "overkill." Participants will gain an unusually broad overview of current world wide commercial and military EMC practices. They will gain the knowledge necessary to make practical and intelligent decisions regarding the design, acquisition, testing, troubleshooting and life-cycle management of electromagnetically compatible systems.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is specially designed for non-technical decision makers involved in the production, acquisition or management of computers, communications, instrumentation, robotics, or other electronic devices. Held in a working Electromagnetics laboratory, with many of the most widely used E3 tools readily at hand, this course illustrates basic E3 concepts in an effective, easy-to understand manner. Current Military and Civilian E3 and EMC experts can also benefit from the unusually broad range of topics covered in this short, practical course.
Introduction to Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
- Demonstration of an Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) problem
- Electrostatic Discharge
- Shielding Effectiveness
- Health Hazards (RADHAZ)
- Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO)
- Military Standards
- Commercial: FCC and European
- Canadian, Australian, and others
- Measurement Methods
- Calibrated and Substitution measurements
Tools of the Trade
- Tunable Receivers
- Spectrum analyzers
- Line Impedance Stabilization Networks
- Shielded Rooms
- Open Area Test Sites
- TEM Cells
- Network Analyzers
- Destructive Testers: Electrostatic Discharge Guns and Pulse Generators
- Frequency Counters, synthesizers, and impulse generators
- What is a "decibel"?
- Electric fields, magnetic fields, and plane waves
- Broad Band and Narrow Band units
Current EMC Standards
- FCC Part 15
- 89-336-EEC (Europe)
- Legacy Standards
Managing for E3 and EMC
- Test Management: How to get the best, most effective test for your money
- Practical Scheduling
- Avoiding "Launch Fever"
- Other Common pitfalls
- The Control Plan
- Measurement accuracy
- Designing an effective test
- Certification Programs
- Future trends
COURSE COORDINATOR AND LECTURER
The Lecturer for this course is the president of TEMPEST INC. He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, is a Certified Electromagnetic
Compatibility Engineer, a Certified Electrostatic Discharge Control Engineer, and a Certified TEMPEST Professional, Level II. His broad range of experience in Electromagnetic Environmental Effects covers the military, aerospace, commercial, automotive, and medical fields.
He has written three books and was awarded three patents in this field.
PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT AT AFCEA HEADQUARTERS
DIRECTIONS: please call TEMPEST INC. 703.836.7378
CLASS HOURS: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
MEALS: No meals are supplied by AFCEA or TEMPEST INC.. For a listing of local restaurants please see restaurants near TEMPEST INC.
AIRPORT & HOTELS: Dulles is the closest airport. Please see local hotels for information on hotels near the course location.