(Z-21) Electromagnetic Compatibility Department Print E-mail
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The EMC Department carries out studies and practical research in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of systems and devices, as well as of spectrum engineering, spectrum management and radio networks planning.

In particular, the activities of the Department are focused on:

  • radio network optimization (techno-economic) for various radio systems: broadcasting, fixed and mobile radio communication, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and point-to area systems (DVB-T, DAB+, DRM, DVB-H, UKF FM, TETRA, PMR, DMR, cellular 2G, 3G, WiMAX, CDMA, LTE and others);
  • radio wave propagation measurements and analysis, prediction of terrestrial radio stations (transmitters, base stations, etc.) and network coverage in real interference conditions, wireless networks coverage optimization;
  • broadcasting systems and networks development: DVB-T, DVB-T2, DAB+, DVB-H; eMBMS;
  • development and standardization of new digital radio technology: LTE, Cognitive Radio, White Space Radio Systems, etc.;
  • research methods and practical analysis of electromagnetic compatibility and probability of interference intra- and intersystem EMC in various radio systems;
  • analysis of the availability of radio spectrum resources to radio applications, searching for radio frequency resources for new radio services;
  • developing spectrum engineering and new methods of radio spectrum and interference management;
  • development of the computer systems for radio network planning, their optimization and propagation/interference/compatibility analyses;
  • preparing proposals for strategy documents for new radio systems introductions for governmental institutions (e.g. the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, UKE, The National Broadcasting Council – KRRiT);
  • support in regulatory issues for spectrum management and engineering activities (national and international), such as preparing proposals for strategy documents for new radio systems introductions for governmental institutions (e.g. Ministry of Administration and Digitization, UKE, The National Broadcasting Council – KRRiT);
  • representing the government of Poland at international telecommunications activities, when needed (e.g. WRC of the ITU, CEPT) and international cooperation and standardization work within CEPT, ITU, ECC, ERO, ETSI, IEEE;
  • solving electromagnetic compatibility of electrical and electronic equipment problems, including medical, military and industrial equipment, as well as the equipment used in mining;
  • development of new electromagnetic compatibility measurement techniques;
  • electromagnetic environment research, especially of special industrial environments;•
  • electromagnetic fields and their influence on people's safety and environment protection problems;
  • electromagnetic compatibility standardization – working in the framework of IEC, CISPR, and Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN).

Participation in projects:

  • Computer platform for propagation analysis, electromagnetic compatibility and optimization of wireless networks in telecommunication and data communication systems – PIAST (2010–2013) project realized by NIT. The aim of the project was the development of a computerized software system (including hardware clients–server architecture), which can be used for research purposes, by academic institution for educational purposes and by companies and individuals via the project Web page.
  • COST Action IC 0905 – TechnoEconomic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio – TERRA (2010–2014). The main objective of COST-TERRA is to bring together regulatory, technical and economic experts for spearheading a regulatory breakthrough for European development of Cognitive Radio and Software Defined Radio (CR/SDR) technologies.
  • Support to the Polish Administration in current national and international activities: CEPT, ECC, ITU; preparation of the expertise for digital audio broadcasting strategy introduction and implementation in Poland for the Ministry of Administrationand Digitization.
  • Collaboration with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).
  • Research in the field of Broadband Power Line Communication (BPLC) application in underground mines.

Achievements in 2013

The major achievements of the Department in 2013 are as follows:

  • TV White Space Estimation in Poland (simulation analysis) included in the new ECC Report 185: Complementary Report to ECC Report 159.Further definition of technical and operational requirements for the operation of white space devices in the band 470–790 MHz, ECO, 2013.
  • Cognitive Radio Policy and Regulation – a book chapter dealing with new wireless Cognitive Radio technologies (COST-TERRA book, Springer 2014).
  • Regulatory Issues for TV White Spaces – a book chapter in TV White Spaces, A pragmatic approach, ICTP, 2013.
  • Network planning and optimization analysis for broadcasters and operators (DVB-T, DAB+, UKF FM, etc.): optimized network plans in VHF band for MUX8 DVB-T and MUX1 DAB+.
  • Available Frequency findings for broadcasters and network operators.
  • New services and tools for radio networks planning and propagation analysis included in PIAST system, available via: www.piast.edu.pl
  • Private Mobile Radio (PMR): networks planning and analysis for various operators.
  • Collaboration in the organization of ITU/BDT ICTP Workshop on Wireless Networking for
  • Science in Africa 11–22 March 2013, Miramare, Trieste, Italy;
  • Automatic Click Analyzer ACA-4c (hardware and software based on LabView).
  • Series of EMC expertise and in-situ measurements performed in industrial conditions, including underground mines.
  • Development of new measurement procedures for in-situ EMC measurements.

Competences and offers

The Department's offer includes:

  • propagation analysis, radio coverage prediction, radio network optimization (CAPEX and coverage) analysis for various radio systems (DVB-T, DAB+, DRM, DVB-H, UKF FM, TETRA, PMR, cellular, WiMAX, CDMA, LTE, various mobile systems, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint point-to-area and others) and frequency bands, and other services;
  • assistance and support in preparation of applications to the UKE and the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) for radio licenses and permissions according to their procedures;
  • support on international level in international organizations and standardization bodies (ITU, CEPT, ECC, ETSI, IEEE);
  • radio spectrum availability analysis, finding new available frequencies for planned new radio, television and other services;
  • analysis of compatibility and interferences conditions between various radio systems;
  • evaluation of efficiency of radio techniques and their applicability in Poland, evaluations and scientific opinions in the subject of new radio technologies;
  • system analyses needed for granting license for usage in Poland;
  • propagation analyses using precise digital maps;
  • assistance and support in preparation of applications to the UKE and the National
  • Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) for radio licenses and permissions in compliance with their procedures;
  • offer for educational institutions: web software tool for teaching and learning of radio propagation and network planning;
  • support on international level in international organizations and standardization bodies (ITU, CEPT, ECC, ETSI, IEEE);
  • electromagnetic environment investigation and research, including special electromagnetic environment research focused on underground mines;
  • electromagnetic compatibility measurements, including measurements of large equipment on production site (in-situ measurements) (AB 666);
  • electromagnetic field measurement and analysis of their impact on people related to human safety and working environment protection;
  • EMC testing equipment calibration (AP 016).

Organization of the department

The EMC Department consists of two sections:

  • Spectrum Engineering and Management Section;
  • Fields and Disturbance Measurements Section.

Within the Department, two test laboratories accredited by Polish Centre of Accreditation (PCA) are located:

  • Laboratory of EMC Measuring Apparatus, AP 016,
  • EMC Testing Laboratory, AB 666.

Contact

Head of Department: Janusz Sobolewski, PhD

Phone: (+48) 71 372 88 68

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Secretary: Anna Pinkiewicz, MSc

Phone: (+48) 71 372 88 68

Fax:     (+48) 71 372 88 78

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