Successfully Performing Field Calibration


Learn how to perform a successful IEC 61000-4-3 field calibration, utilizing either a constant field or constant power method. We will cover the basic requirements of the field calibration, how to perform one, the equipment utilized, and mitigation tactics when things go awry.



Dean Landers is an Applications Engineer for Amplifier Research. He is actively engaged in new application and product development, system development and integration, customer support, and training with hardware demonstrations for both customers and AR personnel. Prior to working at Amplifier Research, Dean spent 9 years as an EMC Test Engineer at Retlif Testing Laboratories, managing military, commercial aviation, and commercial test programs, writing customer test procedures, and working with customers to help them understand their compliance needs and requirements. He also serves on the IEEE EMC Society Executive Committee and is the current chair.


  • Introduction to IEC 61000-4-3
  • Test levels and how the modulation used during test affects the calibrated test level
  • Discuss different types of calibration under IEC 61000-4-3
  • Physical layouts of test areas and rooms
  • Equipment needed to perform the calibration and testing
  • Performing the calibration and understanding the data presented
  • Calculating the standard power after calibration has been performed
  • Linearity Check
  • Mitigation tactics if the calibration fails
  • How to ensure the test is performed the same way every time


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