EI3280 Electromagnetic Compatibility, PhD Course 8.0 credits

Elektromagnetisk kompatibilitet, doktorandkurs

Advanced level course building upon the EMC course at Master’s level (EI2402) and makes a natural continuation of this. Analysis, effect and mitigation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in large distributed electrical systems such as in fixed installations, power systems or electrified railways. The course highlights and explorers the difference between reaching a state of electromagnetic compatibility in small systems compared to a distributed one, in the sense of methods of analysis, testing and mitigation. Also, Intentional EMI (IEMI) and other harsh electromagnetic environments such as created by High Power Microwaves (HPM), Nuclear EMP (NEMP, HEMP) or from geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) are discussed.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (8.0 credits)

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  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


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  • Number of places

    No limitation

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given when there is sufficient demand. Please contact the examiner if you are interested in taking the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to understand, describe and apply in scientific investigation the difference in creating a state of electromagnetic compatibility between small “isolated” systems and in large distributed systems. This in terms of:

  • Interconnectedness and interdependencies.
  • Coupling paths and “Point of Entry” for EMI.
  • EMC testing.
  • Mitigation and protection methods
  • Standardization and legislation.
  • Non-traditional disturbance characteristics.
  •  EM-sabotage/terrorism (Intentional electromagnetic interference, IEMI) and jamming.

Course main content

EMC for small isolated versus large distributed systems, coupling paths (conducted and radiated), effect of electrically long conductors/metallic structures, Point of Entries, EMC test methods, low level testing, stochastic tests, mitigation methods, system design and “graceful degradation, time varying system states, EU directive, standardization works, legislation and current Swedish law, Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulses (NEMP) and High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulses (HEMP), Intentional electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) and jamming, Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC).


Lectures and invited guest speakers, homework problems, oral presentation on selected subject (preferable connecting to own research).



Handouts and selected journal papers and book chapters.


  • EXA1 - Examination, 8.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

  • Oral presentation of a selected topic.
  • Completed weekly home-work problems on time.

Offered by

EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering


Daniel Månsson (manssond@kth.se)


Daniel Månsson <manssond@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.