Do You Know Your Way Around EMC for a Wireless Sensor Network?
The concept of low-cost sensors, structured into a large network to provide extreme fidelity offers an extensive capability over a large-scale system to implement a myriad of applications including: smart building installation, process control, asset tracking, military operations and C4I applications. In order for these and other wireless systems to efficiently use the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, engineers and technicians responsible for the planning, design, development, installation and operation of must have a methodology for achieving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Careful application of these techniques at appropriate stages in the wireless system life cycle will ensure wireless systems that are free from electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems
Since 1984, the Applied Technology Institute (ATI) has provided leading-edge public courses and onsite technical training to DoD and NASA personnel, as well as contractors. Whether you are a busy engineer, a technical expert or a project manager, you can enhance your understanding of complex topics in a short time. You will also become aware of the basic vocabulary essential to interact meaningfully with your colleaguesHow many of the following situations apply to you: • Do your educational needs run more toward “Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing” instead of “Introduction to Business”? • Do you count decibels (dBs) or dollars ($)? • Are bit error rates more familiar to you than interest rates? • Don’t have time for a full semester course? • Is the “nearest campus” all the way across town at rush hour? If one or more of situations apply to you or you are just in need of more technical training, then boost your career with the knowledge needed to provide better, faster, and cheaper solutions for sophisticated customers. Why not take a short course instead? ATI short courses are less than a week long and are designed to help you keep your professional knowledge up-to-date. Our courses provide a practical overview of space and defense technologies which provide a strong foundation for understanding the issues that must be confronted in the use, regulation and development of complex systems. DESIGNING WIRELESS SYSTEMS FOR EMC This three day course provides a methodology for using electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis techniques and tools for planning, designing, installing and operating wireless systems that are free from electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. Careful application of these techniques at appropriate stages in the wireless system life cycle will ensure EMC without either the wasteful expense of over-engineering or the uncertainties of under-engineering. This course discusses the basic EMI problems and describes the role and importance of analysis in achieving EMC. It introduces the student to the basic EMC analysis techniques. The EMI interactions that can occur between a transmitter and a receiver are identified and analysis techniques and tools that may be used in the planning, design, development, installation and operation of wireless systems that are free of EMI are provided. The course is specifically directed toward EMI signals that are generated by potentially interfering transmitters, propagated and received via antennas and cause EMI in RF receivers. Mathematical models for the overall transmitter receiver EMI interactions and the EMI characteristics of transmitters, receivers, antennas, propagation and system performance are presented. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKING This four day course is designed for remote sensing engineers, process control architects, security system engineers, instrumentation designers, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) developers, and program managers who wish to enhance their understanding of ad hoc wireless sensor networks (WSN) and how to design, develop, and implement these netted sensors to solve a myriad of applications including: smart building installation, process control, asset tracking, military operations and C4I applications, as well as energy monitoring. The concept of low-cost sensors, structured into a large network to provide extreme fidelity with an extensive capability over a large-scale system is described in detail using technologies derived from robust radio-stacked microcontrollers, cellular logic, service orientated architecture (SOA) based systems, and adroit insertion of adaptive, and changeable, middleware.