In order to find out whether electronic or electrical systems and components function satisfactorily
in a certain electromagnetic environment, various conditions can be simulated in the EMC test laboratory
of the DLR Institute of Space Systems in Bremen and the emission of electromagnetic interference can
be determined with the help of emission measurements.
The EMC laboratory of the Institute of Space Systems examines the electromagnetic compatibility of
electronic or electrical systems and components for space applications to determine whether they function
in a specific electromagnetic environment without emitting unacceptable electromagnetic interference.
The constant and flexible availability of the EMC laboratory, as well as the close integration with other
facilities of the Institute of Space Systems - such as thermal laboratory, mechanical/dynamic laboratory,
electronics laboratory and integration hall - are particularly useful for the development of hardware within
the DLR, as integration, qualification and verification remain within one institute. A wide variety of test
systems are also available to accompany new developments over short distances.
Measurement and Test Equipment
Services at a Glance
Accredited Measurements and Tests according to ECSS-E-ST-20-07C
Other Measurements and Tests according to ECSS-E-ST-20-07C
Measurements and Tests according to MIL-STD-461F
CE Conformity Measurement and Tests (pre-compliance only)
All tests listed here can only be carried out during development, because not all test conditions according to
DIN can be implemented in our laboratory in accordance with standards, but are implemented using
representative measurement setups.
EU:CROPIS – Demonstration of the long-term stability of a biological life support system.
Implementation of the EMC verification tests of the individual sub-systems and payloads.
Wireless COMPOSE – Indoor positioning system in extreme environments for a demonstration on the ISS
during the mission of Alexander Gerst.
Accompaniment of the project from the final development to the verification of the EMC suitability.
MaMMoTH-Up – System for researching and developing new avionics concepts in the launcher area.
Implementation of the qualification and verification of the EMC suitability of the system.