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T_Fr_A_Room3: Uncertainty about uncertainties along the EMC-compliance chain
Friday, 06/Sep/2019:
9:00am - 10:40am

Session Chair: Pierre Beeckman
Location: Room 3

Session Abstract

Compliance with requirements for EMC is subject to many types and levels of uncertainty. In this tutorial, all categories of uncertainty that may be involved in compliance with EMC regulations and standards will be reviewed. The uncertainties that will be explained are due to measurement instrumentation and sites, product sampling but also because many standards allow alternative methods for the same requirement in a certain frequency region. Also, the significant level of intrinsic uncertainty resulting from limitations in standards specifications (e.g. the setup of units and routing and termination of cables) is addressed. Furthermore, the uncertainty (mismatch) between the compliance with a regulation or standard and the actual risk of interference will be discussed. Each category of uncertainty will be explained and supported by examples. The relevance and responsibilities of the distinct categories of uncertainty in different applications will be given.


Learning objectives:

This tutorial will give better awareness on the many categories of uncertainties involved in standardized EMC testing, compliance demonstration with EMC regulations and the actual risk of interference in practice. Attendees will get a more balanced view of the uncertainty categories that really matter in practice.



  • Pierre Beeckman, Signify Netherlands B.V.

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