Test of rolling stock electromagnetic compatibility for cross-domain interoperability

Test of rolling stock electromagnetic compatibility for cross-domain interoperability

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This study is part of a greater body of research on the electromagnetic compatibility in the railway environment throughout Europe. In particular, this study focuses on the broadcasting services as a victim area and identifies the electromagnetic interference threats in the railway environment. After the definition of the pantograph arcing as the worst-case scenario in terms of interference to these services, a test method was carried out in a controlled environment in order to examine the characteristics of these transient arcing events. It was found out that the power radiated is a broadband signal and the high levels of the radiated emissions require further investigation and examination, including addition to the railway standards that define the cross-domain interoperability of equipment, rolling stock and fixed installations in the railway environment.


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