Book Highlights EMC Measurement Techniques

January 11, 2014. The new year offers you an opportunity to learn about or review EMC topics. SciTech Publishing, an imprint of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, has just released a new book titled Electromagnetic Field Standards and Exposure Systems, by Eugeniusz Grudzinski and Hubert Trzaska.

This book addresses the need to establish measurement standards for electromagnetic fields to produce accurate results and is suitable for engineers concerned with measurement techniques. Although it provides a review of fundamental properties of electromagnetic fields and the simple antennas that can generate and receive such fields, the main focus of this book is dedicated to the analysis of the accuracy of measurements and field standards using a range of radiating structures. It is designed to provide readers with the information they need to ensure proper calibration of a measuring instrument and to take into account external environmental factors that affect measurement accuracy. It can be used for training of instrument operators.

In the introduction, the authors write as follows:

Nowadays civilization may be characterized by the rapid growth of applications of the number and power of electromagnetic field (EMF) sources in, for instance, telecommunications, industry, science, medicine (ISM), and domestic uses. This growth has been accompanied by the necessity of measuring the electric field (E), magnetic field (H), and power density (S) in three main areas:

  • Measurements of free propagating electromagnetic (EM) waves in telecommunications, radiolocation, radio navigation, radio astronomy, geophysics, and other areas. Here may include measurements relating to antennas (radiation pattern, gain, calibration).
  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI) measurements to assure undisturbed coexistence of devices and systems in an EM environment that are subjects of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). These measurements are related to the operation of the above-mentioned services as well as to many other sources of EMI, including electric motors and combustion engines, overhead power lines, information networks and devices, atmospheric discharges, and others.
  • Biosphere exposure measurements relating to labor safety, especially in close proximity to EMF-generating devices and systems, as well as environmental protection and, first of all, general public protection.

In addressing these areas, the authors address topics ranging from the theoretical (Maxwell's equations) through the practical (E-field probing of an object under test in a TEM cell).

Grudzinski is currently head of the EMF Standards and Measurements Lab at the Technical University of Wroclaw. He has authored many publications in the field of EMF metrology. Trzaska is head of the EM Environment Protection Lab at the University of Wroclaw, devoting his research to the practical aspects of EMF metrology. He holds over 50 patents in the field of EMF measurements and standards.

Customers within North America may purchase the book through Stylus Publishing, U.S. Distributor for IET/SciTech Publishing:

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