Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory

4000 Enterprise Drive, Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: (573) 341-4139
Fax: (573) 341-4477
Email: ygtpv@mst.edu

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lab Tour

The laboratory is equipped to support both undergraduate classroom experiments and graduate-level research in EMC. It has two semi-anechoic chambers and equipment for measuring radiated emissions, radiated susceptibility, and electrostatic discharge testing. The lab also has a variety of high-speed oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, impedance analyzers, TDRs and other test equipment for measuring and characterizing state-of-the-art electronic systems. A brief tour of our facility is given below.

EMC Lab graduate students have office space conveniently located near the labs. Each student has a private cubicle space and a networked computer. Additional networked computers and workstations are located around the outer wall along with printers, scanners and other devices to aid them with their classwork and research.

EMC Lab has one large conference room and two small conference rooms. Professors and students often have discussion in these rooms and will typically meet with customers here via conference call. There is a large classroom in the EMC Lab. We have consortium meeting in this classroom twice a year.

The company Amber Precision Instruments is co-owned by one of our faculty and subleases space in our facility. Here we show some of the near-field immunity and emissions scanning systems. These systems are used to find the source or cause of emissions and susceptibility within IC and Printed Circuit Boards.

Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. For example, here we show the room that is used to house our 50 GHz vector network analyzer, 50 GHz spectrum analyzer, and micro-probing station, among other instruments. The probing station is used to make contact measurements to ICs and other small devices.

There is significant space for students to setup and perform experiments.
Our laboratory has two semi-anechoic chambers that are used to make radiated emissions and susceptibility measurements, as well as to provide a relatively noise-free environment for other measurements.