Electromagnetic Emissions: Compatibility and Biological Effects
This course covers two important fields involving the electromagnetic (EM) emissions of telecommunications equipment, EM compatibility (EMC) and biological effects. On one hand, EMC establishes the ability of the equipment to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances to anything in that environment. On the other hand, the course focuses on the existing exposure limitations for humans to EM emissions and their biological and environmental impact. This topic, which popularity has increased proportional to the number of telecommunication applications which make use of the radio frequency spectrum, has particular interest for those applications where the transceiver devices are placed close to the human body. The importance of both fields in recent decades has stimulated the research work in these areas, and the corresponding publication of numerous regulations, guidelines and recommendations.
The syllabus of this course is divided in three sections. The first section includes topics 1 to 3 and provides an introduction to the course and covers the fundamentals on time-varying EM fields and antennas. Topics 4 to 6 focus on EMC including a study of the sources of EM interference, EMC requirements and regulations for electronic devices, and design guidelines for EMC-compliant devices. Finally, topics 7 to 10 cover different aspects related to EM emissions and biological effects such as the effects of non-ionizing radiation, exposure limitations and body-centric wireless communications.
Lecturer: Dr. Alvaro Palomo
Course duration: 5 days
Dates: 14th - 20th January 2015
Times: 10 am to 4 pm (lunch between 1 pm and 2 pm)
Location: Seminar Room Department of Electronic Engineering, Maynooth University. - Campus Map