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Johnson, Peter Lyndon 1997 , 'Electromagnetic compatibility : compliance with emerging regulations', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Over the past three years, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) has emerged as a
critical aspect of electrical and electronic design. In particular, this field of study has
moved from being a specialist "stand alone" discipline undertaken by research
institutes and the military to a topic that is of concern to everybody dealing with
electrical/electronic products or services. The main impetus for this lift in profile has
been the recent introduction of legislation concerning EMC which has been
universally adopted by all member countries of the European Union (EU). This
legislation, initially introduced in 1992, is referred to as "the EMC directive,
89/336/EEC" and is widely regarded as "the most comprehensive, complex and
possibly contentious Directive ever to emanate from Brussels". The EMC Directive
has not only unified the EMC requirements for trade throughout the European Union
but has effectively led the way for EMC standards throughout the commercial world.
The main objectives of this thesis are to outline the basic principles of EMC, detail the
requirements of the latest standards and associated testing techniques and to illustrate
the issues that need to be addressed by design engineers in order to achieve EMC
compliance. A practical and economical EMC test set up is documented and
measurement results obtained from Switch-Mode Power Supply equipment are
compared to fully calibrated measurements taken at a third party test house in order to
determine the accuracy and thus usefulness of these "pre-compliance" test

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Johnson, Peter Lyndon
Keywords: Electromagnetic compatibility
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MTech)--University of Tasmania, 1997. Includes bibliographical references

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