The Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory (CVEL) conducts targeted research related to automotive and aerospace vehicle electronics including electronic components, circuits, sensors, communications, power distribution and mechatronics with an emphasis on systems integration, electromagnetic compatibility and modeling. The lab is located in the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). It is equipped to make a wide range of electromagnetic emission and susceptibility measurements. It is also equipped to do real-time RF data collection and processing, as well as diagnostic testing and analysis. CVEL researchers specialize in the electromagnetic modeling and measurement of highly complex electronic components and systems.
This site has four main sections. The automotive electronics section includes tutorials and information relevant to electronic systems in cars, trucks, tanks, submarines, ships and various other land and water vehicles powered by gasoline, fuel cells, batteries or hybrid systems. The aerospace electronics section is devoted to electronics in air and space vehicles. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) plays an extremely important role is the development and maintenance of the electronic systems in all vehicular designs and therefore an entire section of the web site is devoted to EMC and the control of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI), including intentional electromagnetic interference (IEMI). This section includes links to several tutorials and a collection of "EMC Design Guidelines" on the LearnEMC website. Finally there is a section devoted to electromagnetic modeling. Computational electromagnetic modeling tools are becoming an increasingly important part of the automotive and aerospace electronics design process. This section describes the tools that are available and provides tutorial information for people who are just getting started in EM modeling.
Information on our laboratory can be accessed using the links in the sidebar on the left. These links include descriptions of some of our current projects as well as an overview of our staff, facilities and services.
News Items of Interest
What's New at CVEL
A new web-based shielding effectiveness calculator has been added. It is able to calculate overall electromagnetic shielding effectiveness, mismatch loss and dissipation loss; as well as the traditional absorption loss and reflection loss defined by Schelkunoff.
All of the CVEL Technical Reports with unrestricted distribution published since 2006 are now available online.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Presentations
How EMC Engineers use Computer Modeling Tools Productively
Design for Guaranteed EMC Compliance
Methods for Reducing Emissions from Switching Power Circuits
Estimating the Maximum Radiated Electromagnetic
Emissions from Complex Systems
Building IC Models Based on
Measurements and Using These Models Productively
Using Electric and Magnetic "Moments" to Characterize IC Coupling to Cables and Enclosures
(last update: August 5, 2016 )
If you have comments or suggestions, please contact us at CVEL-L@clemson.edu.