(April 4, 2016) White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is responsible for field testing electronic products destined for use by the U.S. military. Part of that task is evaluating the electromagnetic emissions of those products.
New Mexico State University Electrical Engineering Associate Professors Muhammad Dawood and Sang-Yeon Cho (pictured), along with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Zachary O. Toups, are “setting out to help improve the data accuracy of field tests conducted on electronic hardware at WSMR,” reported NMSU.
The researchers have received a three-year grant from WSMR and are using it to tackle a “two-pronged problem: First, the inability to acquire accurate field measurements, and second, the difficulty for the people scheduling tests to avoid conflicts,” said NMSU.
“Current measurement technologies actually distort the distribution of the electromagnetic field near the equipment under test,” added NMSU. One goal of this project is to develop an electro-optic probe capable of taking measurements without disturbing the field itself.
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