Immunity to Radiated Electromagnetic Fields - Bulk Current Injection (BCI) Method
- Ground Vehicle Standard
This SAE Standard defines a method for evaluating the immunity of automotive electrical/electronic devices to radiated electromagnetic fields coupled to the vehicle wiring harness. The method, called bulk current injection (BCI), uses a current probe to inject RF onto the wiring harness in the frequency range of 1 to 400 MHz. BCI is one of a number of test methods that can be used to simulate the electromagnetic field.
The test method refers to ISO 11452-4 (please refer to ISO 11452-4 for test procedures).
In addition to ISO 11452-4, this test method also includes a differential bulk current injection (DBCI) test. DBCI is described in Section 4 of this document.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards Committee reports to the Electrical Systems Group of the Motor Vehicle Council. The Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports related to all aspects of EMC as it applies to surface vehicles and their components regardless of propulsion method or electrical system voltage. Phenomena addressed include radio frequency emissions, radio frequency immunity, electrostatic discharge (ESD) immunity, and transient voltage emission and immunity. The Electromagnetic Immunity (EMI) Task Force and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Task Force have been developed under the committee's scope. Participants in the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards Committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government, and other interested parties.