Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Assurance of Automotive Signal/Data Transmission System for Vehicle Transportation Systems

The proposal describes various aspects of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and its significance to today's automotive electronic/electrical systems that include navigation, communication, safety, information and entertainment. The requirements of high speed data transmission network (interconnecting wiring and connection system) to connect various systems were discussed. The importance of EMC assurance to minimize the system's emissions and susceptibility to electromagnetic Interference (EMI) was presented. The research will focus on the identification of critical parameters that affect the performance of the data transmission network. The proposal also discusses the needs to develop test methodology and analytical techniques to properly define its performance characteristics. Three phases of the project were proposed. With the increased usage of more environmental friendly" material for the construction of the wiring and connectors, the developed test method could be utilized to verify the proper performance of these new transmission systems.The proposal also discussed the necessity of provide EMC training for the students due to the increased demands for EMC engineers in design and testing. This project would allow the investigators to develop EMC training sessions for the students.  The three phases of the project were described. Phase 1 will focus on the identification of transmission parameters (Functional EMC) and test methodology development in the laboratory. Phase 2 will focus on the development of the test procedures and measurements for the emissions characteristic (environmental EMC) of various transmission lines and connection systems. Phase 3 will focus on the technology implementations, institutionalization of the student training and potential collaboration with the industry.