Joint Lecture Series - ASDE and Elect &ITEE Joint Institutions (EA, IEEE and IET)
Electromagnetic Compatibility for Gen Y-Fi: Interference to Digital Communications
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) refers to the ability of electronic systems to coexist without loss of performance due to unplanned electromagnetic interactions. EMC standards address the two parts of the engineering problem with tests and limits for electromagnetic emissions and immunity. Immunity tests exist to ensure systems are sufficiently robust to tolerate transmitters in their environment, while emission tests exist to limit the amplitude of unintentional emanations that could interfere with nearby equipment, particularly radio receivers.
This presentation examines interference pathways and contrasts interference mechanisms between legacy radio receivers and digitally modulated spread spectrum systems. A case study of potential interference on a small UAV is presented and reasons why there wasn’t any are discussed. Finally, considerations of the implications for electromagnetic compatibility standards into the future are made.
About the Speaker
Dr. Paul Kay, Electromagnetic Test, Air Warfare Engineering Squadron, Air Warfare Centre, RAAF
Paul has worked in military and civilian EMC for almost 20 years and represents Defence on TE-003, the Australian national standards committee for electromagnetic compatibility.
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