EMC Europe 2023, . International Symposium and Exhibition on Electromagnetic Compatibility was arranged 4 -8 September in Kraków, Poland. EMC Europe is the major European conference on Electromagnetic Compatibility and covers a wide area of topics within EMC. As usual, the conference had workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, oral sessions and a large exhibition from different companies. Scientific and engineering papers were presented in a variety of themes within EMC.
EMC Europe is an important meeting point for discussions and physical meetings among experts in EMC . On such a conference, what is said between the sessions can be of at least the same importance than what is said in the presentations of scientific/technical contributions. The need for these physical meeting points has been clear after the pandemic years when online- and hybrid conferences were the only available solution.
Workshops and Tutorials
The workshop and tutorial program was larger than usual with a total of seven parallel tracks both on Monday and Friday. Typically, the workshop and tutorial program on EMC Europe uses to cover the first conference day. The extensive workshop and tutorial program was therefore called a “marathon” this time. Workshops and tutorials are a cost-efficient tool for those attendees who are interested in education for themselves and gives an excellent opportunity to make new personal contacts with experts in the field.
The workshop and tutorial themes covered a large variety of areas within classical EMC areas such as Reverberation Chambers, EMC Standards, Emission Measurements, Low-Frequency Signal Integrity, ESD, Shielding and TEMPEST-Compromising Emanations, Side-Channel Attacks. Furthermore, the workshop and tutorial program covered even some special areas of application such as Automotive, 5G New Radio and mm Wave Applications, EMC in Railways, Vulnerabilities of GNSS Signals to RF Jamming and Spoofing.
The largest areas were “Computational Electromagnetics and Modeling” and “Measurement Techniques and Instruments”. These topics covered five sessions each. EMC in Automotive covered three sessions. Other classical topics within EMC were covered in one or two sessions each.
The topic “EMC in Aircraft and Space Applications” had its own session this time. This theme has been small in the recent years of EMC Europe. However, the increased activities in space applications among several countries might result in that this theme will increase in future EMC Europe conferences. Wireless Communications typically use to have at least two sessions. This time that theme was covered in one session with the theme “Radio Techniques and Technology”. Future versions of EMC Europe will show if this decrease of wireless communications in the oral sessions will continue.
Three special sessions were organized for the themes “Physical Layer Security and Hardware Supply Chain Security”, “EMC Diagnostics of Complex Systems” and “In-situ Electromagnetic Emissions Measurements: Challenges and Solutions for Assessing A typical Equipment.”. Special sessions have the same requirement on scientific quality as the ordinary sessions but is an opportunity for a session organizer to focus on a special theme and encourage authors in advance to contribute with scientific papers.
Examples of innovative papers
The overall impression of the conference program this time was a content of typical classical themes within EMC. Some examples of more innovative and forward-looking content are given below.
“A Novel Spread Spectrum on Average Time-Based For Serial Interface”
Min-woo Kim, Ji-Won Kim, Kyung-Hwan Moon, Jung-Bong Lee and Won-Ju Shin
“Securing Temperature Measurements: An Assessment of Sensors’ Vulnerability to IEMI”
Louis Cesbron Lavau, Michael Suhrke and Peter Knott.
“Observations of radiated and conducted emissions from an Electric Plane charging station”
Manav Giri, Babak Sadeghi, Sarah Rönnberg, Jonny Johansson, and Jonas Ekman
“Discussion of the Height Scan Introduced in CISPR 32 for Measuring Emissions Above 1 GHz”
Sven Battermann, Kurt Hemmerlein and Manfred Stecher
“New Evaluation Concept for Electromagnetic Interference of HVDC Cables to Neighboring Buried Pipelines”
Mohammad Nazemi, Robert Dommerque and Sven Daniel
.Peter Stenumgaard EMC Editor, Electronic Environment