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Safe electromagnetic environment on vehicle


SAFETEL takes into account the Commission Communication for Safe and Intelligent Vehicles COM(2003) 542. The project will contribute to the development of Intelligent Integrated Safety Systems in Europe and aims to improve the robustness of motor vehicles against electromagnetic (EM) disturbances providing advanced tools for prediction, design and testing. Results application will improve road safety and support competition of European automotive industry. Higher level of safety than current standards for internal and external EM environment will be achieved. Simulation and test strategy will be defined and an advanced set of design tools provided to guarantee the proper functioning of electronic equipment in the presence of new complex receivers and transmitters such as GPS, GSM, Bluetooth and Time Modulated Ultra Wideband.

Topics are:
1) EM characterization of commonly used electronic components
2) EM characterization of vehicle equipment and systems
3) Design methodologies (antenna-to-antenna coupling, EM field to cable coupling, EM field to equipment coupling and so on)
4) New High Intensity Susceptibility Signals (HISS) test methods to measure safety margins and related quantitative evaluation criteria.
5) Design environment to anticipate susceptibility problems at an early stage of system design
6) Test facility to perform interaction tests both in internal and external EM environment Foreseen technological advances concern analysis, testing and design criteria:
a) Present and future EM automotive environment based upon quantitative approach and accurate definition of amplitudes and frequencies of possible EM threats
b) EM environment for present and future communication systems based on susceptibilities of existing and future electronic components, modules and packages
c) Immunity test methods at equipment and system level based upon the safety margin principle
d) Use of simulation tool to predict immunity conditions for Rapid Prototyping

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