Comtest goes on tour through Asia

After receiving several requests to share knowledge, Bas de Groot and Dimitrios Barakos decided to plan a tour through Asia with their friends from Rohde & Schwarz to help companies handling the new ISO11451-5 & ISO 11452-11 standards for automotive testing in reverberation chambers.

In the photos, you see Bas & Dimitrios at the Hyundai Motor Group R&D Center, Foton Motor Test Center and with our friends Andre NG (EMS systems support engineer at Rohde & Schwarz) and Narayanan Raman (product manager Elektra at Rohde & Schwarz) during a speed course reverberation technology at the BYD head office in Shenzhen, China.
 
We asked Bas why this specific knowledge is so scarce. Bas: “This new ISO11451-5 standard was introduced in May 2023, and there is little to no experience testing vehicles against this new EMC standard. One of our friends from Rohde & Schwarz Singapore, Dominic Tan, initiates this expedition. Our two companies started joining forces quite soon after introducing this new standard. Under the supervision of Dimitrios, we developed a brand new reverberation test chamber concept, and Rohde & Schwarz developed the EMC test equipment and their new Elektra software, which already includes the drivers for our stirrers.”
 
Which companies are you visiting? “We started at the Singapore office of Rohde & Schwarz; then we went to China to visit Foton Motor in Beijing, KATECH (Korea Automotive Technology Institute) in Chungnam, Korea and the Automotive EMC test teams of test services providers SGS and CSA Group in Seoul. But we also visited automotive OEMs such as BYD and Hyundai Motor Group.”
 
Can your followers on LinkedIn profit from your knowledge, as well? Dimitrios: “Of course, we are very open in sharing knowledge; we hold no secrets for the industry. Soon after this trip, my latest presentation on this subject will be included in Rohde & Schwarz Demystifying EMC 2024 program held on February 6, and we will post it on LinkedIn and YouTube soon thereafter. But for people who can’t wait, last year’s presentation, which focuses more on automotive component testing, can be viewed on our company YouTube channel.”
 
Special thanks to our friend Dominic Tan for initiating the expedition!
 
This is the link to Dimitrios’s 2023 presentation on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gtrj3AxN

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