Peter Dorey navigates the complexity of the electromagnetic compatibility of defence systems
One of the difficulties with integrating military off-the-shelf (MOTS) and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products into complex military systems is achieving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Almost all electronic devices generate or are susceptible to electromagnetic interference, and for this reason regulatory authorities across the world have strict test and certification requirements for consumer and business products. For example, the EU has EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and a corresponding mandatory CE mark for all manufacturers of such products.
In the non-military world, this . . .