Grounding for the Control of EMI

Grounding for the Control of EMI

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The objective of this chapter is to help engineers, designers, and technicians to optimize the functionality and reliability of their equipment by providing an orderly systems approach to grounding. Such an approach is highly preferable to the empirical and sometimes contradictory approaches that are often employed.

Chapter Contents:

  • 5.1 Definitions
  • 5.2 Characteristics of Grounding Systems
  • 5.2.1 Impedance Characteristics
  • 5.2.2 Antenna Characteristics
  • 5.3 Ground-Related Interference
  • 5.4 Circuit, Equipment, and System Grounding
  • 5.4.1 Single-Point Grounding Scheme
  • 5.4.2 Multipoint Grounding Scheme
  • 5.4.3 Selection of a Grounding Scheme
  • 5.5 Ground System Configurations
  • 5.6 EMI Control Devices and Techniques
  • Suggested Readings: Grounding

Inspec keywords: electromagnetic interference; earthing

Other keywords: grounding; EMI control technique; equipment reliability

Subjects: Electromagnetic compatibility and interference

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