European researchers seek to prevent electromagnetic interference to aircraft.
A EUROPEAN Union (EU)-funded research project is seeking to limit
the exposure of civilian airliners to electromagnetic interference,
which can cause particular problems to navigation systems. The Euro 17.8
million HIRF-SE (high intensity radiated field synthetic environment)
project is developing computer-based modelling able to spot and predict
interference from natural or synthetic electromagnetic sources on or
off-board. Its scientists especially want to help designers minimise the
exposure of electrical systems to electromagnetism ahead of building a
plane. "That will improve safety and save manufacturers significant
amounts of time and money," said Professor Andrew Marvin, from
project participant Britain's University of York.