Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory (EMC)

To evaluate whether electronic or electrical systems and components function satisfactorily in a specific electromagnetic environment, various conditions can be simulated at the testing laboratory of the DLR Institute of Space Systems in Bremen. Furthermore, the electromagnetic interference from these systems can be determined using emission measurements.

Testing electronics for electrical and electromagnetic disturbances

This large-scale facility of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is used to research the electromagnetic compatibility of electronic or electrical systems and components for space to determine whether they function well within a specific electromagnetic environment, or are emitting unacceptable levels of electromagnetic interference.

As the EMC is available on a constant and flexible basis, and is integrated closely with other facilities, such as the thermal, mechanical/dynamic, electronics laboratory and integration hall of the Institute of Space Systems, it is particularly useful for the development of hardware at DLR. This is because the integration, validation and verification processes stay within the institute. In the same way, a wide variety of test facilities are available to support new developments via short communication lines.


Volker Speelmann

Head of Research Infrastructures
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Executive Board department for Innovation, Transfer and Research Infrastructure
Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne

Marcus Lehmann

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Space Systems
Avionics Systems
Robert-Hooke-Straße 7, 28359 Bremen