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Guide to Civil Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
- Aerospace Standard
Published June 24, 2022 by SAE International in United States
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This guide provides detailed information, guidance, and methods for demonstrating electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) on civil aircraft. This guide addresses aircraft EMC compliance for safety and functional performance of installed electrical and electronic systems. The EMC guidance considers conducted and radiated electromagnetic emissions and transients generated by the installed electrical and electronic systems which may affect other installed electrical and electronic systems on the aircraft. Application of appropriate electrical and electronic equipment EMC requirements are discussed. Methods for aircraft EMC tests and analysis are described. This guide does not address aircraft compatibility with the internal electromagnetic environments of portable electronic devices (PED) or with the external electromagnetic environments, such as high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning, and precipitation static.
This document provides guidance for demonstrating that electrical and electronic systems installed on civil aircraft can operate without adversely affecting, or without being affected by, the operation of other aircraft electrical and electronic systems. It includes guidance for defining appropriate electromagnetic compatibility requirements for the electrical and electronic equipment. It also includes methods for aircraft electromagnetic compatibility analysis and tests.
ARP60493 has been reaffirmed to comply with the SAE Five-Year Review policy.
|Aerospace Standard||Guide to Certification of Aircraft in a High-Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) Environment|
|Aerospace Standard||Managing Higher Voltages in Aerospace Electrical Systems|
Data Sets - Support Documents
|Table 1||Characteristics of electromagnetic emissions|
|Table 2||Potential coupling path should be considered|
|Table 3||Stringent immunity requirements - equipment with major and minor failures|
|Table 4||Scope of equipment EMC qualification|
|Table 5||Recommended RTCA/DO-160 and EUROCAE/ED-14 equipment EMC qualification tests|
|Table 6||Approaches for aircraft EMC demonstration|
|Table 7||Typical decision thresholds and analyzer settings|
AE-4 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Committee
It is the duty of the AE-4 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Committee to produce advisory materials for the aerospace community in the following areas: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), and High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) environments
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