The 17th International Zurich Symposium 
and Technical Exhibition on Electromagnetic Compatibility

Supplement EMC Zurich '06


Tutorial 1:

EMC Aspects of Lightning


F. Rachidi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
R. Thottappillil, Uppsala University, Sweden


Lightning represents one of the most important sources of electromagnetic disturbances. The objective of this tutorial is to give an overview of measured lightning parameters and modeling its major EMC effects for engineering applications.

Tutorial Outline:

T1.1: Lightning Currents for Engineering Applications
A. Borghetti, University of Bologna, Italy,  G. Diendorfer, OVE-ALDIS, Austria, V. Rakov , University of Florida, United States

T1.2: Lightning Electric and Magnetic Fields
V.A. Rakov, University of Florida, United States

T1.3: Lightning Return Stroke Models and Electromagnetic Field Computation

V. Cooray, R. Thottappillil, Nelson Theethayi, Uppsala University, Sweden


T1.4:  Lightning to Tall Structures                                                   
Y. Baba, Doshiya University, Japan, F. Rachidi, Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology, Switzerland, R. Thottappillil, Uppsala University, Sweden


T1.5: Lightning Location Systems                                                    

G. Diendorfer, OVE-ALDIS, Austria, M. Rubinstein, University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland, Switzerland

T1.6: Lightning-Induced Voltages on Power Lines         

C.A. Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy, F.Rachidi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

T1.7:  Lightning Protection of Buildings                                         

Z.A. Hartono, I.Robiah, Lightning Reasearch Pte Ltd, Malaysia

T1.8: Lightning Protection of Power Systems

C.A. Nucci and M. Paolone, University of Bologna, Italy

T1.9: Lightning Interaction with Electrified Railways                 

N. Theethayi and R. Thottappillil, Uppsala University, Sweden

T1.10: Lightning Interaction with Aircrafts                  

A. Larsson, FOI-Swedish Defense Research Institute, Sweden



Tutorial 2:

Theory and Practice of Time Domain Electromagnetics


Wolfgang J.R. Hoefer, Univerisity of Victoria, Canada


This full-day tutorial provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations, the operational characteristics and the practical engineering applications of time domain electromagnetic simulators. The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce practitioners who are mostly familiar with the classic frequency-domain approaches, to the concepts and operating principles of time-domain electromagnetic simulators, and to show how these translate into their special properties as engineering tools for high-frequency, signal integrity and EMC work.


Wolfgang J.R. Hoefer and Poman P.M. So, University of Victoria, Canada




Tutorial 3:

Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal Integrity


Mark Montrose, Montrose Compliance Inc., USA


For those just entering the exciting field of EMC, trying to figure out what to learn and details of fundamental concepts can be a job in itself. Due to lack of universities not offering courses in EMC, (some aspects of EMC may however, be discussed) this course presents a potpourri of concepts and information in a simplified manner. Most engineers enter the field of EMC by default and are thus untrained to think in terms of propagated fields (frequency domain) instead of voltage and current (time domain), which causes electric and magnetic fields to travel through free space or a transmission line.

The focus of this presentation is on fundamental principles that help explain EMC in simplistic terms. Topics of discussion include EMC requirements, non-ideal behavior of passive components, signal spectra, fundamentals of signal integrity related to printed circuit boards, shielding and grounding for EMC.







Workshop 1:

Shielding of Electromagnetic Wave


George Kunkel, Spira Manufacturing Corporation, USA

Workshop Outline:

    - An Overview of Antenna Theory.
    - Penetration of the Wave into/through Shielding Barrier Materials, and Seams and Gasketed Joints.
    - Test Results of Various Gasketed Joint Combinations.
    - Penetration of Shielded Enclosures.
    - Corrosion Effects on Shielding.
    - Wire and Cable Coupling.
    - Test Methods for Shielding Effectiveness of Shielded Cables.



Workshop 2:

Transportation and System EMC


Prof. Sergio A. Pignari, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Prof. Peter Leung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


The workshop consists of three parts: Part I is in a more general and tutorial fashion on EMC assurance and management in Fixed Installation; it could be taken as prerequisite to Part II, which deals with technologies employed in high-speed railways and related critical EMC issues, involving modern trains and infrastructure.

The third part shall cover the automotive EMC Due to the increasing amount of electronic components throughout a vehicle, EMC tests on the subsystem (module) level as well as on the full vehicle become more and more important.  This talk will first of all give an update on the current standards situation in the automotive industry.  The speaker will overview the details of the different sub tests.


Workshop Outline:

W2.1  EMC in Fixed Installations and Large Systems

Peter S. W.  Leung, City University of Hong Kong

W2.2  Transportation EMC

Alessio Gaggelli, Trenitalia S.p.A, Sergio A. Pignari, Politecnico di Milano,   Italy


W2.3  Automotive EMC

Achim Gerstner , Rohde & Schwarz Inc., Texas, USA





Workshop 3:

EMC Simulation and Design


Marko Walter, CST, Germany

Workshop Outline:


W3.1:  Computational Modelling for EMC

Paul Duxbury, Flomerics Ltd, UK

W3.2:  State of the Arts of 3D EMC Field Simulation
Marko Walter, Computer Simulation Technology, Germany



Workshop 4:

PCB, IC Packaging & Semiconductor Device EMC


Li Er Ping, IHPC, Singapore
Joungho Kim, KAIST, Korea
Todd Hubing, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Osami Wada, Kyoto University, Japan


Clock frequencies of high-speed semiconductor ICís, packages, and systems are increased over GHz frequency ranges. Management of current wave propagation, loss, decoupling, resonance, and radiation at the PDN and the return current path becomes a crucial part of the IC, package, and system co-design in order to maintain power and ground integrity of the system.

In this workshop, we will discuss fundamental design principles and challenges to achieve the electromagnetic reliability, in particular the topics include PCB EMC modeling and design; Power and Ground Integrity Design in High-speed Chip, Package and PCB  ; semiconductor device EMC,  IC and System-wide  Electromagnetic Reliability.  


Workshop Outline:

W4.1:   PCB Radiated Emission Models

Todd Hubing, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

W4.2:   Power and Ground Integrity Design in High-speed Chip, Package and PCB
Joungho Kim, KAIST, Korea

W4.3:   Semiconductor Device EMC
Osami Wada, Kyoto University, Japan

W4.4:   Modeling and Verification Techniques to Ensure System-Wide Electromagnetic Reliability
Thomas Steinecke,  Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

W4.5:   EMC Design on Component Level is the Key Success
Siegfried Reinhardt, SiemensVDO , Germany

W4.6:   Theoretical Consideration & practical Solution for EMC and Reliability Problems for Motor Drive Systems (Power electronics device EMC)
Wolfgang L. Klampfer, Schaffner EMV AG, Switzerland



Workshop 5:

RF Biological Effects and Standards Update


Dr C-K. Chou, Corporate EME Research Laboratory, Motorola Inc., USA


The dramatic increase in man-made radio frequency (RF) fields in the environment during the last few decades has led to public health concerns in many parts of the world.  Specifically, questions have been raised on the safety of exposure to RF energy emitted from radar, television and radio communication systems, microwave ovens, video display terminals, and most recently, mobile telephones and base stations.  In this presentation, recent epidemiological, human, animal and in vitro studies will be summarized.  Reviews of independent expert panels and health authorities will be discussed also. Proper engineering and biological study designs will be emphasized to ensure any observed effects are genuine RF-field induced effects and not due to experimental artifacts.  RF dosimetry will be emphasized because the complexity of RF dosimetry is part of the reason why there are so many controversial reports in the literature.  Recently developed standards for protecting human health as well as measurement standards for RF emitting devices for compliance requirements will be discussed. Safety standards include the new IEEE C95.1 human exposure guidelines and IEEE C95.7 RF safety program recommendations. The IEEE C95.1 standard will be compared to the 1998 guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. An overview of global RF safety regulations will be presented. Measurement standards to be discussed include IEEE 1528 and IEC 62209 part 1 (characterizing mobile phone exposure in the head) and IEC 62209 part 2 (two-way radios and body worn devices). Harmonization of both RF safety and measurement standards is important for minimizing confusion in global regulations and public concerns.   



Workshop 6:

Naval EMC Engineering


Frank B.J. Leferink, Thales/University of Twente, Netherlands
Elya Joffee, K.T.M. Engineering, Israel


Modern warships contain a huge number of electromagnetic sensors and electronics. At the same time, the operational shift towards littoral warfare calls for smaller ships, without loss of capabilities. This brings the many sensors in even closer proximity. Functionality may require higher EM-field levels while safety (RadHaz) tries to avoid these in certain areas. As a result, EMC is becoming more and more a critical issue. 

EM engineering is an important factor in the total systems engineering effort. Naval EMC engineering involves the necessary activities from concept to deployment phase. In this workshop, shipboard EMC installations will be discussed, including bonding and grounding and lightning protection, as well as modelling and simulations of electromagnetic fields. Furthermore, validation of (large) systems onboard (in-situ) naval vessels will be shown. Some visions about naval ships in the near future will be presented too.



Workshop Outline:


W6.1  Introduction to Shipboard EMC

Moshe Netzer, EMC Engineering and Safety, Israel


W6.2  Shipboard Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards

Moshe Netzer, EMC Engineering and Safety, Israel


W6.3  Naval Topside EM Modelling and Validation

Jasper van der Graaff, Thales, Netherlands


W6.4  Computer Simulation of Shipboard Communications Antennas

Franz Schlagenhaufer, Western Australian Telecommunications Research Institute, Australia

W6.5  Development of Efficient Hybrid Methods for Electrically Large and Complex Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Simulation
Xingchang Wei, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

W6.6  Examples for Shipboard EMC Installations

Moshe Netzer, EMC Engineering and Safety, Israel


W6.7  Naval Integrated Topdeck Design: An Engineering Effort Leading to Integrated Mast Modules

Frank Leferink, Thales/University of Twente, Netherlands


W6.8  Principles of Shipboard Grounding

Elya Joffe, K.T.M. Engineering, Israel


W6.9  In-situ EMI Testing of Large Naval Radar Systems Using a Vibrating Intrinsic Reverberation Chamber (VIRC)

Frank Leferink, Thales/University of Twente, Netherlands


W6.10  European Commission Initiative: 'Standardization for Defence Procurement - European Handbook' By Exper Group 7, Electromagnetic Environmental Effects
Rene Malabiau, French MoD, France, and Frank Leferink, Thales, Netherlands



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