Electromagnetic Compatability

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) encompasses both the potential interference of a device with other equipment (electromagnetic interference or EMI) as well as ability of a device to operate without interruption in the presence of outside interference (electromagnetic susceptibility or EMS). 

Exponent provides Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), RF Systems, and Antenna Systems consulting to clients developing high-performance electronic and wireless systems. We help our clients navigate the increasingly complex framework of interoperability, industry, and regulatory requirements. Our multi-disciplinary team of electromagnetic professionals, electrical engineers, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and technical specialists, provides these services to both the public,military and private sectors.

We provide support at all phases of the product or system life-cycle, including early design assistance to reduce long-term cost and risk, support with regulatory compliance for intentional and non-intentional RF radiators, and assistance with deployed products or systems that are operating improperly. If failures have occurred or EMC compliance testing fails, Exponent can assist with determining the root-cause and support remediation activities to correct the deficiencies, harden the product or system, and guide the client through re-qualification.

Electromagnetic Compatibility


  • Automotive Vehicles and Subsystems
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Military Systems
  • Proactive Design Support
  • Failure Remediation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • EMC Certification Guidance: FCC, CISPR, EN, MIL-STD, DEF-STAN, SAE, IEC, RTCA, ETSI, etc.

RF Systems



Associated technical disciplines serving the EM industry include:



Exponent also has extensive in-house testing capabilities including an anechoic chamber for high-dynamic range laboratory measurements, as well as susceptibility analysis in addition to sensitive portable measurement equipment for in-situ field testing. 

Exponent has experience working on all types of complex electronic and RF systems, including consumer electronics, automotive subsystems and systems, telecommunications infrastructure, industrial control, power supplies, safety and security systems, robotics, remotely-controlled vehicles, telemetry systems, two-way radios, repeaters and trunked networks, SCADA systems, and public utilities.

Exponent provides services to a wide variety of industry participants: designers, manufacturers, distributors, subcontractors, network operators, utilities, attorneys, insurance carriers, and government agencies.


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