EMC researchSP has long experience of EMC research, which is performed against the background of our expertise in calculation methodology and measurement technology.
EMC in systems
A good example is that of our development of methodologies and equipment for EMC analysis in large plants. The ElectroMagnetic Environment Classification project (EMEC) was started by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to develop means of specifying EMC requirements in systems large and small. Available EMC standards are generally written for individual items of equipment, and not for complete systems. Together with other Swedish EMC expertise, SP has developed a software-based support system, with which performance specifiers can simulate such aspects as how a complete system will behave.
We also have access to other software (both in-house developed and commercial software) that can be used for simulation of electromagnetic fields. SP is involved, for example, in a research project together with Saab Automobile, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Cars and Chalmers University of Technology that aims to develop methods for predicting interference environments and sensitivity to interference of new radio-based communication systems for use in vehicles.
Some software that has been developed to assist EMC research can be downloaded from SP.