Sources of EMC and Safety Compliance Information — the FAQ
for the sci.engr.electrical.compliance newsgroup. It supersedes the
"Pre-FAQ: Sources of EMC and Safety Compliance Information" which
was posted to sci.physics.electromag monthly from January 15, 1996
until April 4, 1996 pending the establishment of the s.e.e.c newsgroup.
UK-based journal featuring the latest news on EMC compliance and related
Compliance Engineering: online
resource for international developments in regulatory EMC compliance
for electronics technicians and engineers.
publication for current regulatory and design information in the field
of electrical engineering.
the online presence of ITEM Publications. For over thirty years, ITEM
Publications has been the information source for engineering professionals
dealing with interference problems-preventing EMI (electromagnetic interference) and achieving EMC (electromagnetic compatibility). This website is updated
regularly to bring you the latest information targeted to your interests and challenges. Here, you'll find announcements on EMC products, a listing
of professional conferences and events, breaking news on EMC issues,
an inclusive directory of EMC products and services, and pragmatic tips
from EMC experts, as well as their responses to specific questions.
EMLIB (NASA) -- This site
has been created for the free distribution of electromagnetics software and related information. This related information includes relevant
conference information, a list of other EM sites, and a user-defined
searchable directory of people working in the EM field.
Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) -- The
Department of Defense’s center of excellence for electromagnetic spectrum
management matters; the JSC ensures the DoD’s effective use of the EM
spectrum in support of national security and military objectives. Their
mission: To enable effective and efficient use of the electromagnetic
spectrum and control of electromagnetic effects in support of national
security and military objectives. Major Responsibilities: Provides operational
spectrum management support to the Joint Staff and COCOMs for contingency
operations, exercises, and otherwise as requested; Conducts research and development (R&D) into spectrum efficient technologies to improve
the Department's use of spectrum; Facilitates global spectrum information
exchange by developing protocols, standards, applications, and information
systems; Develops, maintains, and distributes spectrum engineering and E3 analysis models, simulations, software, and data; Develops, distributes, and conducts E3 and spectrum management training courses for DoD Components.
Environmental Testing Organizations (USA)
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), founded in 1953 as a not-for-profit association,
is a multidisciplinary, international society whose members are internationally
recognized for their contributions to the environmental sciences in
the areas of contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes; design, test, and evaluation of commercial and military equipment; and product reliability issues associated with
commercial and military systems.
The word "environmental" in thier name refers to IEST's ongoing
interest in these areas: the effects on equipment and machinery of natural,
indoor, and extreme environments, which may occur under various aerospace,
naval, and climatic conditions; simulating environments to better trace and predict those effects; and controlling the environments in which
products are manufactured, processed, or tested.
IEST is the foremost organization addressing issues connected with contamination
control. Thus, IEST will contribute a significant and unique expertise
to the US TAG to TC 229 Nanotechnology. IEST is the Secretariat of ISO
TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, and Administrator
of the US TAG to ISO TC 209 which is responsible for establishing worldwide
standards for cleanrooms.
ANSI/IEST/ISO 14644-1:1999 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments—Part
1: Classification of air cleanliness and ANSI/IEST/ISO 14644-2:2000
Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments—Part 2: Specifications
for testing and monitoring to prove continued compliance with ISO
14644-1, established the airborne particulate cleanliness classes
for particles sizes ranging from 0.1 µm to 5 µm. IEST, therefore,
is in a unique position to apply its knowledge and experience in particle
classification to related nanotechnology classifications.
National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) -- a worldwide, non-profit,
professional telecommunications association which certifies qualified
engineers and technicians in the fields of Telecommunications, Electromagnetic
Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI), Product Safety (PS), Electrostatic
Discharge control (ESD) and Wireless Systems Installation.
Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) -- The National Voluntary
Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) provides third-party accreditation
to testing and calibration laboratories. NVLAP's accreditation programs
are established in response to Congressional mandates or administrative
actions by the Federal Government or from requests by private-sector
organizations. NVLAP is in full conformance with the standards of the
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), including ISO/IEC 17025 and Guide
58. NVLAP identifies its accredited laboratories in a published directory,
NIST Special Publication 810.
The Applied Computational
Electromagnetics Society -- The primary focus of ACES is on computational
techniques, electromagnetics modeling software, and applications. Included
in this paper is a description of the ACES annual symposium, publications,
code user groups, benchmark problem solution workshops, short courses,
software demonstrations, and other activities which serve the professional
Institute of Noise Control Engineering
— The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA)
is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington,
DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions
to environmental noise problems. INCE/USA is a Member Society of the
International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, an international
consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control.
Shock and Vibration Information Analysis
Center — A central information resource for Government activities,
contractors, and academics concerned with structural dynamics design,
analysis, and testing, and shock physics and weapon effects.
Vibration Institute —
A nationally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to the
exchange of practical information about vibration and condition monitoring.
Universities and Research Institutions
USA (EMC -- equipped with advanced electromagnetics labs
for studying EMC/EMI and related research.)
(Wikipedia) -- "Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic
field: a field, encompassing all of space, which exerts a force on those
particles that possess a property known as electric charge, and is in
turn affected by the presence and motion of such particles. The term
electrodynamics is sometimes used to refer to the combination of electromagnetism
with mechanics, and deals with the effects of the electromagnetic field
on the dynamic behavior of electrically-charged particles."
Law -- "Any change in the magnetic environment of a coil of
wire will cause a voltage (emf) to be "induced" in the coil.
No matter how the change is produced, the voltage will be generated.
The change could be produced by changing the magnetic field strength,
moving a magnet toward or away from the coil, moving the coil into or
out of the magnetic field, rotating the coil relative to the magnet,